Congress needs to take action to protect our children from dangerous chemicals. My bipartisan bill would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, the ineffective and outdated law regulating chemicals in commerce and manufacturing.
I'm working on two bills to respond to the spill: One to ensure the EPA continues to work with San Juan County and the Navajo Nation, and a second to help prevent a blowout like this from ever happening again.
My top priority is creating jobs and helping families succeed by supporting small businesses, expanding tech transfer from our labs and fighting for smart investments to grow our economy.
Improving the well-being of New Mexico's kids must be a priority for all of us. I've called for action to ensure our children can get a strong start in life and grow up healthy.
One of my most important duties is working to ensure that when our troops return home, they get the services they have earned and make a smooth transition back to civilian life.
WASHINGTON - As the Senate prepares to begin debate on chemical safety reform, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M) today led a bipartisan coalition of senators calling on Congress to finally protect families from dangerous chemicals by passing the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which Udall wrote with Sen. David Vitter (R-La.).Continue Reading
Udall, Vitter, Inhofe, Bonnie Lautenberg Urge Passage of Historic Bipartisan Chemical Safety Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON - In a press conference today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.), along with Bonnie Lautenberg, widow of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and supporters of chemical safety reform, urged the Senate to act to pass a historic bill to reform the broken Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).Continue Reading
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they have secured $5,741,388 to cover the full cost of construction for a veterans cemetery near Fort Stanton.Continue Reading
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter, U.S. Department of State Secretary John Kerry and Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan urging them to end the Syria Train and Equip Program - an unsuccessful effort to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters - which has endangered Americans and further escalated conflict in the region.Continue Reading
WASHINGTON - Today, as the full Senate prepares to begin debate on a historic bill to overhaul the broken Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) announced they have agreed on new improvements to the bill.Continue Reading
With the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) set to expire at midnight, Senator Tom Udall called on Congress to permanently extend and fully fund the nation's premier conservation program.
In an exchange on the Senator floor, Senators Tom Udall and Tom Carper discuss the need to update the Toxic Substances Control Act and pass bipartisan chemical safety reform.Watch the Video
Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, delivered a speech on the Senate floor about the impact a potential government shutdown would have in New Mexico.Watch the Video
During a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the Gold King Mine spill, Senator Tom Udall pressed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the impact on the Navajo Nation and San Juan County.Watch the Video
During a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senator Tom Udall called for action to help communities affected by the Gold King Mine wastewater spill into the Animas and San Juan rivers.Watch the Video
This month marks the 70th anniversary of the first detonation of an atomic bomb, the Trinity test in Southern New Mexico. For the world, it was the beginning of the nuclear age. But for the residents of the Tularosa Basin, it was also the beginning of decades of great illness and suffering.Continue Reading
One of my most important duties is working to ensure that when our troops return home, they get the services they have earned and make a smooth transition back to civilian life.Continue Reading
Here in New Mexico, we're fortunate to have an abundance of renewable energy resources like solar, wind and biomass, plus the ingenuity to develop a strong clean energy economy. And with climate change contributing to drought and more severe wildfires across the West, there's no time to lose.Continue Reading