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Congressman Ben Ray Luján on DHS Funding

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement tonight after voting for a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for seven days. Congressman Luján continues to seek passage of a long term funding bill. “By passing a seven-day funding bill tonight, we are laying the foundation to bring up

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Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Calls on DOE to Suspend APD Access to Elite Military-Style Training Facility

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to review an agreement that gives Albuquerque Police officers and academy recruits access to a federal training facility at Kirtland Air Force Base designed for elite federal security personnel who protect the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Rep. Lujan Grisham has also asked DOE Secretary

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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Celebrating Women’s History Month

Today, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in honor of Women’s History Month: “March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme is ‘Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.’ This theme provides us an important opportunity to ensure that we, as a nation, are including the stories, struggles, and successes of women into the American narrative.

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New Mexico Democrats Celebrate Women’s History Month

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to join in the observance of National Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. We honor the historic and central role of women to

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Weekly Address: Ensuring Hardworking Americans Retire with Dignity

In this week’s address, the President reiterated his commitment to middle-class economics, and to ensuring that all hardworking Americans get the secure and dignified retirement they deserve. While most financial advisers prioritize their clients’ futures, there are some who direct their clients towards bad investments in return for back-door payments and hidden fees. That’s why,

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FCC Adopts Strong Sustainable Rules to Protect Open Internet

Rules Will Preserve the Internet as a Platform for Innovation, Free Expression and Economic Growth Ending lingering uncertainty about the future of the Open Internet, the Federal Communications Commission today set sustainable rules of the roads that will protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation’s broadband networks. The

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NM House Republicans and Gov. Martinez ram ‘Right to work for less’ bill through State House

Goal: Destroy unions and working class in New Mexico Governor Martinez and NM House Republicans continued their attack on working men and women by passing a ‘right to work for less’ bill through the state house last night. This bill, championed by business and wealthy interests does nothing to create jobs or improve the economy

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on President’s Veto of Keystone Pipeline Bill

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after President Obama vetoed a bill mandating approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “I support the president’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill and will vote to uphold it. It is unprecedented for Congress to mandate a pipeline for a private, foreign corporation. This is a

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Senator Heinrich Advocates For Continuation Of Forest Restoration Projects At Valles Caldera National Preserve To Reduce Risk Of Catastrophic Wildfires

Yesterday, during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich advocated for the continuation of forest restoration projects at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico to help reduce the risk of catastrophic fire. Senator Heinrich

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Senator Howie Morales: Parents Have the Right to Opt Their Children Out of Standardized Testing

There is a lot of misinformation circulating regarding the upcoming Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test (PARCC) that will be administered to students from grades 3-11 this spring. I want to clarify the options parents have in deciding to opt their children out of taking this test. Many of you have

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