Tuesdays with Tom 6-5-2012
WASHINGTON - On his weekly radio call today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall expressed his concern and support for all those involved in the Whitewater-Baldy fire. He also discussed the importance of the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Below are highlights from Udall's remarks:
0:00 - Udall opens the call with remarks on the Whitewater-Baldy fire.
0:17 - "Now that I'm back in DC, I'll continue to get regular briefings on the status of fire, and we've been in touch with the Governor's office to lend all the support we can on the federal level."
0:47 - Udall reminds potential visitors that New Mexico has many sites for business and travel.
0:52 - "There are many beautiful areas and places to visit in New Mexico that are not impacted by this fire, and so I would just repeat that New Mexico is open for business."
1:14 - Udall reaffirms his support for the Paycheck Fairness Act.
1:20 - "Today, women make up 47 percent of the state workforce. In New Mexico, 46 percent of married employed mothers are their families' primary wage earners. Yet, according to the Joint Economic Committee, women in New Mexico, on average, earn almost 84 cents for every dollar paid to men."
2:34 - "There's no reason women should not be entitled to equal pay for equal work. We should pass this legislation now; no more delay."
2:47 - Udall fields a question on the upcoming Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012.
3:40 - Udall responds to a question on his attendance at the Democratic National Convention.
5:28 - Udall gives an update on the Transportation bill.