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New Mexico Democrats Elect New Leadership Team

  The Democratic Party of New Mexico has elected its’ leadership team for 2015-2017. Debra Haaland was elected Democratic Party of New Mexico State Chair. Juan Sanchez was elected State Vice Chair. Haaland was elected by a strong majority at the DPNM State Central Committee (SCC) meeting held in Albuquerque on Saturday, April 25. Also

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Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

In this week’s address, the President laid out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for our economy, our businesses, our workers, and our values. These new trade deals are vital to middle-class economics — the idea that this country does best when everybody gets their fair shot, everybody does their fair share, and everybody

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Senator Heinrich Introduces Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

Legislation would improve public health, support economic growth, and strengthen the future of conservation in America. Yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, a bill to make it easier for kids to connect with the outdoors and realize the many physical

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch U.S. Attorney General

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined the majority in confirming Loretta Lynch as our next U.S. Attorney General. The senate confirmed Loretta Lynch by a vote of 56 to 43. She is the first woman of color to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General. U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement

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Senator Udall: Momentum Growing to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall welcomed growing support to permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which conserves and promotes public access to the country’s national parks, forests and public lands, and also funds state and local conservation grants. The program is set to expire in September of this year,

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Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Statement on 45th Anniversary of Earth Day

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Agriculture’s Forestry and Conservation Subcommittee, released the following statement commemorating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. “Every year, Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to re-evaluate our efforts to protect our planet. In New Mexico, protecting our vital resources carries historical, cultural

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Statement on Earth Day

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement in celebration of Earth Day. “For 45 years, Earth Day has brought together communities and individuals from around the world to advocate for a cleaner, healthier and sustainable future.  Since the first Earth Day in 1970, we have seen important progress –

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On Earth Day, Senator Heinrich Calls for Full and Permanent Funding for Critical Conservation Program

Today, during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich continued his fight to permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Senator Heinrich is an original cosponsor of, S. 890, a bill to permanently authorize and fully fund the LWCF, which was established in 1965

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Senator Udall at Appropriations Hearing: VA Must Improve Care in New Mexico, End Waitlist & Claims Backlog

During a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, U.S. Senator Tom Udall continued to press Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on efforts to improve care for veterans in the wake of the appointment scheduling scandal and unacceptable delay in processing a backlog of benefit claims. VA officials

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Senator Heinrich Highlights Partnership Between N.M. Film Industry And Military Installations

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, highlighted the partnership between New Mexico’s film industry and military installations earlier this month while touring the production set for a new film from Paramount Pictures starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, and Martin Freeman, currently being filmed at Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB)

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