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Senator Tom Udall Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Give Child-Serving Organizations Access to Federal Background Checks of New Employees and Volunteers

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has announced that he is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would enable children’s groups, summer camps, and other youth-serving non-profit associations to gain access to federal criminal background checks on new employees and volunteers. He discussed the legislation yesterday during a visit with the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails in Albuquerque.

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DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in celebration of Women’s Equality Day: “Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the 94th anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Since our nation’s founding, the struggle to form a more perfect union has moved America forward. The

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DPNM Chair Sam Bregman: Weh Ad Depicting James Foley’s Killer Horrific, Shows Desperate Lengths Weh is Willing to Go for his Own Gain

DPNM Chairman Sam Bregman today called Allen Weh’s latest ad using footage of American photojournalist James Foley’s jihadist murderer “a horrific act of desperation” by Weh.The ad, which depicts the knife-wielding killer of James Foley, to attack Tom Udall shows the desperate lengths to which Weh is willing to go for his own gain, Bregman

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Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made towards rebuilding our economy, including the creation of nearly 10 million new private sector jobs in the past 53 months and the rise in the number of American exports to an all-time high. That growth is in part thanks to the actions of the U.S.

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DNC Launches VoyAVotar2014.com

Today the DNC launched the Spanish website VoyAVotar2014.com as part of our Voter Expansion Project and commitment to increasing access to the ballot box for all Americans. VoyAVotar2014.com is the Spanish companion site to IWillVote.com, the DNC’s one-stop site for all the information Americans need to cast their ballot. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said

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DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz on GOP’s New Shutdown Threat

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the GOP’s New Shutdown Threat: “We now have it confirmed – electing a Republican Senate majority would put us back on the road to another shutdown. It’s been a year since Republicans shut down the government and brought us to the brink of default,

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New TV Ad Tells How Tom Udall Helped New Mexico Get Running Water

Udall overcame Senate gridlock to pass legislation creating a major pipeline project, bringing water to a community that had hauled water for generations The Udall campaign’s latest TV ad tells the story of how Tom Udall helped get clean running water for a New Mexico family, one of hundreds on and near the Navajo Nation

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Thomas J. Cole: For the secretary of state, another course change

Reposted from the Albuquerque Journal. Monday, August 18, 2014 By Thomas Cole, Albuquerque Journal. You could say that Secretary of State Dianna Duran was for it before she was against it before she was for it. The chain of events: • In December, Duran proposed a rule to allow candidates to accept campaign contributions above the

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Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education

In this week’s address, with schools getting ready to open their doors again over the next few weeks, the President talked directly to students and parents about the importance of preparing for an education beyond high school. In today’s economy, some higher education continues to be the surest ticket to the middle class, but for

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the 79th Anniversary of the Social Security Act

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the 79th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law: “Seventy-nine years ago, our nation made a promise to its citizens that in recognition of a lifetime of hard work, older Americans would be guaranteed the opportunity to retire with

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