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DNC Announces 2016 National Convention Finalists

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced the finalist cities under consideration to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention: Columbus, New York, and Philadelphia. The announcement comes after a round of site visits by the DNC’s Technical Advisory Group to five cities. “We’re thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce More Than $400,000 for Navajo Distance Learning

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced $447,748 in funding for a distance learning initiative for the Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, N.M. This funding, made possible through the Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, is intended to counteract high unemployment and poverty in the Navajo community. Quality distance learning is

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Senator Martin Heinrich Introduces Bill To Modernize Nation’s Electric Transmission Grid

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has introduced a bill (S. 2947) to remove barriers to creating a cleaner, more consumer-friendly electric grid. The bill clarifies that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the legal authority to require regional grid operators in interstate wholesale markets to

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on Chuck Hagel

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after President Obama announced that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down: “Over the last year, we have seen the emergence of a brutal terrorist organization as well as other security threats that have required a targeted, strategic response, with little room for mistakes. As the

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Weekly Address: Immigration Accountability Executive Action

In this week’s address, the President laid out the steps he took this past week to fix our broken immigration system. Enacted within his legal authority, the President’s plan focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; and accountability through criminal background checks and taxes. These are commonsense steps,

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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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