Udall Named to Appropriations Post
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) will begin serving on the Senate Committee on Appropriations in the new year, his office reported today.
"A seat on the Appropriations Committee is very meaningful for New Mexico," said Udall. "From the labs, to the military bases and our public lands, we have a large federal presence in our state. I have no illusions about the difficult economic times and budgetary constraints our nation is facing, and I am eager to do my best and defend New Mexico through the appropriations process."
Udall was an appropriator in the House of Representatives from 2006-2008 before being elected to the Senate.
In addition to Appropriations, he will continue serving on the committees on Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, Indian Affairs and Rules and Administration.