Press Releases

November 20, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Urge Increase in Funding for Election Security Grants to Protect New Mexico Elections

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with 37 of their colleagues, wrote a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging an increase in funding for election security grants and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to help secure upcoming elections in New Mexico and across the country. Established by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring … Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Udall, Indian Affairs Committee Advance Legislation to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement after the committee's action to approve two bills to combat the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). The two bills, Savanna's Act and the Not Invisible Act of 2019, passed the committee in a roll call vote of 12-1, with one absence. "The missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis is appalling and demands the attention of Congress and… Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Champions Legislation to Stop Drunk Driving, Pushes Top Safety Officials to Protect Public in Autonomous Vehicle Technology Deployment

VIDEO LINK: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/2019/11/committee-announces-hearing-on-automated-vehicles [Udall begins at the 1:18:40 mark] WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) pushed the nation's top highway safety officials to improve transportation safety in a Senate Commerce Committee Hearing entitled "Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology." Udall advocated for his legislation, the RIDE Act, to stop drunk driving with in-car techn… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Udall Applauds Committee Passage of Legislation to Provide Full, Mandatory Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for its bipartisan action approving legislation to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF): "It's clear that there is bipartisan momentum in Congress behind fully and permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, our nation's most successful conservation program," Udall said. "LWCF is cri… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Udall Calls for Swift Action on NTSB Report on Southwest Airlines Engine Failure

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)'s report and concluding recommendations on the engine failure that occurred on a Boeing 737 NG, Southwest Airlines (SWA) flight 1380, on April 17, 2018. The resulting explosion caused the tragic death of Jennifer Riordan, a member of the Albuquerque community. "Jennifer Riordan's family - and the entire Albuquerq… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

VIDEO: Udall joins Representative Escobar, Border State Residents in Calling on the Senate to Pass the Homeland Security Improvement Act

VIDEO LINK: https://www.facebook.com/BorderNetworkForHumanRights/videos/715188025656216/ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Representative Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) and border state residents for a press event to call on the Senate to pass Udall's Homeland Security Improvement Act. The corresponding House bill sponsored by Escobar, H.R. 2203, passed in a 230-194 vote in September 2019. The Senate companion legislation, S.2691, was introduced by Udall, U.S. Senator… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Udall, Gallego Introduce Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples, introduced the Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019 to support the use of wildlife corridors on Tribal lands. The legislation is supported by U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.). A United Nations report released earlier this year found that one mi… Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

Udall Responds to Secretary Pompeo’s Abandonment of Decades of Bipartisan U.S. Policy on West Bank Settlements

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the United States is changing its policy to recognize Israeli settlements in the West Bank: "I have been saddened and alarmed by the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel. Instead of working to reduce violence between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary Pompeo's announcement to… Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Request Investigation Of Conditions For ICE Detainees

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari requesting an investigation into the conditions and oversight for detainees held at all Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities. The senators are asking that the DHS Office of Inspector General evaluate violations of detention standards and to make that report public. "… Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

Udall Statement on Planned Return of Acoma Shield to Pueblo of Acoma

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement on the planned return of the Acoma Shield from Paris to the Pueblo of Acoma. Udall chaired a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on the illegal trade of tribal cultural items in Albuquerque in October 2016, and Udall's Protection of the Right of Tribes to stop the Export of Cultural and Traditional (PROTECT) Patrimony Resolution passed Congress in December 2016. The resolution condemns the theft, illegal … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

Udall, Murkowski Introduce Legislation to Address Health Care Provider Shortages in Indian Country

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced the Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act to help address health care provider shortages at the Indian Health Service (IHS). The legislation would exempt IHS' scholarship and loan repayment programs, two key employee recruitment and retention tools, from federal income tax requirements, allowing the service to better leverage its e… Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Udall Statement Opposing Confirmation of Steven Menashi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement following the Republican majority vote confirming Steven Menashi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: "I am appalled that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have voted to install Steven Menashi to a lifetime seat previously held by Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Despite Mr. Menashi's repeated refusal to answer legitimate questions from members of the Senate Judiciar… Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Udall, Welch Introduce Legislation to Reform the Renewable Fuel Standard to Benefit the Environment

Bill would phase out corn ethanol mandate, reverse tide of habitat destruction, and boost the mandate for advanced biofuels that reduce greenhouse gases WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced companion bills in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by mitigating harmful environmental impacts of the corn ethanol mandate and advancing the next generation of biofuels that act… Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Udall Champions Latino Museum, Women’s History, and Tribal Engagement at Oversight Hearing on the Smithsonian Institution

WASHINGTON - Today, in a hearing of the Senate Rules Committee, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), spoke in favor of adequate budgets for a strong Smithsonian Institution and expressed support for establishing Smithsonian Latino and Women's History Museums. Udall also questioned Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III about the Smithsonian's work and engagement with Native American Tribes. "We all know that the Smithsonian requires real investments to keep its existing museums operating,… Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Pushes for Nationwide ‘Bottle bill’ to Combat the Plastic Waste Crisis

Udall and Rep. Lowenthal are circulating a discussion draft of landmark legislation to tackle the plastic waste crisis that includes a national beverage container law and bans on single-use plastics VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdm9S2IY9N8&feature=youtu.be WASHINGTON- In a meeting yesterday of the Senate Commerce Committee to consider S.1982, the Save our Seas 2.0 Act, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), said that bolder action is necessary to confront the gravity of the plasti… Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Udall: Trump Organization Fails to Answer Key Questions about Trump Business Ties in Turkey

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to the Trump administration failing to answer key questions from four U.S. senators about the Trump Organization's business ties in Turkey and the president's conflicts of interest as they relate to U.S.-Turkey policy. Udall and three other senators laid out the questions in an October 22 letter to the Trump Organization and set a deadline for answers to each of the questions by Nov. 12. The Trump Organization's incomplete reply to the senator… Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Udall Statement Opposing Chad Wolf Leading Department of Homeland Security

Wolf's confirmation is expected to be part of After Wolf was confirmed for lower-level DHS role, Trump administration is bypassing Congress to install Wolf as Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement after Chad Wolf was confirmed by the Senate as Under Secretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). President Trump is expected to circumventing … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Udall Amendments Included in NASA Bill to Combat Space Junk, Increase Use of Commercial Spaceports, Improve Space Communications

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, announced the passage of two Udall-authored amendments and two additional Udall-cosponsored amendments to the NASA Reauthorization Act of 2019. The Committee accepted all four amendments on a unanimous voice vote and voted to advance the NASA reauthorization bill to the Senate floor. "Outer space is both a strategic national security priority and an economic engine for c… Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

PHOTO: Udall Joins Senate Democrats to Introduce VAWA Reauthorization Bill with Strong Tribal Provisions to Address Epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Udall-championed Tribal provisions will enhance public safety for Native women and families WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs joined U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate Democrats in introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA). The bill, which is similar to the bipartisan VAWA reauthorization package passed by the House of Representatives in April, includes key Tribal provision… Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Udall: As Erdogan Visits White House, Trump Organization Refusing to Answer Questions on Business Interests in Turkey

Deadline came on same day of report that former Trump national security advisor John Bolton believes President Trump's decisions on Turkey policy are motivated by personal or financial reasons WASHINGTON - Today, as the Trump White House hosts Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)said that the Trump Organization has failed to meet the deadline to respond to questions posed by Udall and three other senators. The senators sent a letter regarding the Trump Organiz… Continue Reading

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