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Democratic Party of New Mexico Announces New Executive Director

Hire begins building much needed ties between Border States Democratic Party Chairwoman Deb Haaland announced DPNM’s new Executive Director Monday morning. Joe Kabourek, an attorney and top-level staffer from Colorado has been called on to lead the Dem’s into the crucial 2016 election cycle. “I look forward to working with Democrats across New Mexico to

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Debra Haaland: Weekly Update

Dear Democrats, I am writing this week with exciting news! I am extremely pleased to announce that our new Executive Director, Joe Kabourek, will be starting in the next couple of weeks. Joe ran a great Attorney General race in Colorado last cycle, is well-qualified, comes highly recommended from the Colorado Chairman Rick Palacio, and

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GOP Levels Partisan Attacks Against Keller to Distract from Abuse of Power in Republican Administration

Today, the Albuquerque Journal covered conspiracy theories from the Republican Party about State Auditor Tim Keller’s track record of work for tribes in New Mexico. The Republican Party again attempted to distract the public from the legitimate investigation of Taxation and Revenue Secretary Padilla with misinformation and partisan attacks. Just recently, the Albuquerque Journal printed

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Weekly Address: Wall Street Reform is Working

In this week’s address, the President spoke to the progress we have made in making our financial system stronger, safer, and more fair in the years since financial crisis. Five years ago this week our country enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, rules that have substantially reduced recklessness and abuse in our

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Senator Tom Udall Objects to GOP Rider on Appropriations Bill Gutting Campaign Finance Protections

Republicans block Udall amendment to strip coordinated spending loophole from Financial Services and General Government Funding bill U.S. Senator Tom Udall stood up for campaign finance protections by objecting to an effort to roll back longstanding limits on coordinated spending between political parties and candidates. During the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee markup of the fiscal

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Senator Martin Heinrich: Reauthorization For LWCF Included In Senate Energy Committee Package

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the inclusion of permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. Authorization for LWCF, which was established in 1965, is set to expire on September 30. “There are

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján: Republican Bill Eliminates Grants for New Mexico Cities

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today after voting against House Republicans’ legislation to strip vital federal criminal justice grants from cities unless local law enforcement collects information about a person’s immigration status.  The bill is opposed by the U.S. Conference of Mayor s and the National League

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Dem Chair Haaland Comments on NM Finishing Last Again in Kids Count Findings

Healthy, educated children best way to stop finishing last In the nationally recognized Kids Count Data Book Report, just released, New Mexico is again near the bottom nationally when it comes to the economic well-being of our children. New Mexico ranked 49th for the second consecutive year and has ranked in the bottom five for

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New Mexico’s Congressional Democrats Seek to Restore Honor to Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham have cosponsored the Restore Honor to Service Members Act, S. 1766 in the Senate and H.R. 3068 in the House. The legislation will help service members discharged due to their sexual orientation correct their military records to reflect

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Senator Udall Reaffirms Call for Action on Child Well-Being

New ranking shows urgent need for collaboration, investment in what works Following a new report that shows New Mexico still ranks 49th in the nation for child well-being, U.S. Senator Tom Udall reaffirmed his call for local, state and national collaboration to improve the health and education of New Mexico children. The new report from

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