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Senators Udall and Heinrich Respond to President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

New Mexico’s United States Senators responded to President Obama’s executive action on immigration with statements of support Thursday night. U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the president’s decision to take executive action on immigration: “Over 40,000 people in New Mexico and millions more around the country are living in immigration limbo while

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“We Were Strangers Once, Too”: The President Announces New Steps on Immigration

“Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.” – President Obama, November 20, 2014 Since the founding of our nation, we’ve weaved

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Groups Hold Candlelight Vigil in Artesia on Thursday

FAMILIES IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO CONTINUE TO PROTEST CHILD INCARCERATION & FAMILY DETENTION Organizers Plan Candlelight Vigil for Migrant Women & Children who will be Moved to Dilley, TX in December  On Thursday, November 20th, immigrant families from southeastern New Mexico, immigration attorneys, civil rights and faith groups will hold a candlelight vigil to call

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Tune In: President Obama Will Address the Nation on Immigration Reform Thursday

Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country. So tomorrow night, Thursday, November 20, President

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Vote Against Keystone XL Pipeline Bill; Vote Fails in the U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement after voting against a bill to mandate approval of the Keystone pipeline. The bill failed to win the support needed to move forward: “Throughout my time in public service, I’ve advocated for a ‘do it all, do it right’ strategy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil

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Senator Martin Heinrich Introduces Bill To Boost Tech Transfer

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced S. 2932, the Microlab Technology Commercialization Act of 2014, a bill to accelerate technology transfer by establishing off-campus microlabs that would serve as the “front-door” to national laboratories. The microlabs would give academia, local government, businesses owners, and

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It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over… Ray Powell Needs Our Help!

The race for State Land Commissioner has now come down to a 757 vote margin as of Monday. An automatic recount will be done after the State Canvassing Board meets on November 25. We need to help our Democratic Land Commissioner, Ray Powell. Ray has been the best land commissioner that New Mexico has ever

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Seek Additional Resources for WIPP

Letter to appropriators urges full funding to implement recovery plan and reopen plant As Congress finalizes its fiscal year 2015 spending bills, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced today they are seeking continued support for funding for the recovery of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, N.M. In a letter to

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DPNM congratulates NM Congressman Ben Ray Luján as the next Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee!

Congressman Ben Ray Luján, who serves New Mexico’s Third Congressional District, has been named Chair of the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made the announcement Monday Afternoon in Washington, DC. The Democratic Party of New Mexico congratulates Congressman Luján! Read more about Congressman Luján’s selection as DCCC Chair in

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Weekly Address: Open Enrollment Starts Today

In this week’s address, the President reminded Americans that Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins this weekend. In the past year, more than 10 million people have gained health insurance, including more than 7 million who enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplace coverage. They are proof that the Affordable Care Act is working, making health care

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