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Weekly Address: Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

In this week’s address, the President wished everyone a happy Fourth of July. He honored the individuals who, throughout the history of America, have struggled and sacrificed to make this country a better place, from our Founding Fathers, to the men and women in uniform serving at home and overseas. The President asked that on

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce $365,000 to Prevent Drunk Driving, Improve Traffic Safety in New Mexico

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced more than $365,000 for the New Mexico Department of Transportation to help prevent drunk driving and improve safety on New Mexico roads. The funds will support local safety efforts including sobriety checkpoints, seat belt safety education and enforcement, and ignition interlock programs. The department will receive

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Senator Udall Welcomes Historic Agreement to Re-open Embassies in U.S. and Cuba

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the agreement between the United States and Cuba to re-open embassies in Washington and Havana: “Re-opening embassies in Washington and Havana is a historic step toward normalizing relations and finally building a 21st century relationship with Cuba. In

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Urge OPM to Minimize Impact of Data Breach on Federal Employees, Improve Security Controls

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have strongly urged the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to take steps to minimize harm to federal employees in New Mexico and across the country who were affected by the recent data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of employees’ personal information. In a letter

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Senator Heinrich Lauds New Rules To Extend Overtime Pay Protection For New Mexico Workers

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich welcomed President Obama’s plan to extend overtime pay protection for workers in New Mexico and across the country. The President’s plan would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year. The increased threshold would tie overtime protections to the 40th percentile of weekly earnings

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Senator Udall Hosts Deputy Interior Secretary Connor at Chaco Canyon

Connor’s visit is in response to Udall’s request that an Interior official visit Chaco site U.S. Senator Tom Udall thanked U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor for joining him at Chaco Culture National Historical Park yesterday to learn more about the region’s sensitive archaeological sites as Interior Department officials make decisions about

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce $9 Million to Help Rehabilitate Runway at Roswell Airport

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $9 million to the Roswell International Air Center (RIAC) to fund the rehabilitation of 5,000 feet of Runway 03/21. The grant will help maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and minimize foreign object debris. “I’m proud

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Debra Haaland: Weekly Update

Dear Democrat, There is a feeling of elation around New Mexico and the DPNM offices as we all celebrate a historic week for the principals of social justice, civil rights and the positive role of government. The Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and marriage equality were affirmations of beliefs the Democratic Party has supported for many years. On a more sobering

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Senators Udall, Nelson Urge FTC to Investigate Concussion Prevention Claims Used to Sell Soccer Headgear

Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate potentially misleading safety claims used to sell soccer headgear. The FTC enforces federal consumer protection laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices. The senators asked that the FTC take action if the investigation findings

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Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

In this week’s address, the President called the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act a victory for hardworking Americans across the country, whose lives are more secure because of this law.  The Affordable Care Act is working, and it is here to stay. So far more than 16 million uninsured Americans have gained coverage.  Nearly

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