Press Releases

September 16, 2019

Udall Statement on Trump Threats Following Saudi Oil Attack

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the author of a bipartisan amendment to prevent an unconstitutional war with Iran, responded to President Trump's threats of military action following attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. "The president is taking to Twitter to say that the United States military is 'locked and loaded' on behalf of the Saudi Kingdom, threatening military strikes against Iran that Congress has not authorized. Iran's behavior in the region is highly problema… Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Udall Joins Booker, Haaland Climate Change Bill Focused on Investing in Farm Conservation Programs, Reforestation, and Wetlands Restoration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland's (D-N.M.) climate change bill focused on voluntary farm and ranch conservation practices, massive reforestation, and wetlands restoration. The Climate Stewardship Act of 2019, inspired by measures implemented in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, would support voluntary climate stewardship practices on more than 100 million acres of farmland, plant more than 15 bil… Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Udall Secures Funding for New Mexico’s National Labs, WIPP, Nuclear Safety, and Water Projects in Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to advance key legislation to provide strong funding for New Mexico's national labs, technology transfer efforts, environmental clean-up projects, the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), and Tribal energy programs throughout the state. Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in voting unanimously to advance the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to the Sen… Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Udall Secures Key Provisions to Strengthen New Mexico’s Economy and National Security in Defense Funding Bill

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured provisions benefiting New Mexico's economy, military bases, men and women in uniform, military families, and national security priorities in the funding bill for the Department of Defense (DOD) for Fiscal Year 2020. However, Udall opposed advancing the Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Appropriations Bill to the Senate floor, until the funding in the bill is protected against being diverted to the … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Udall Offers Amendment to Prevent President from Diverting Defense Money to Wall

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, co-led an amendment in the Appropriations Committee that would have blocked the president from diverting defense funding meant for the military to fund the president's border wall. Udall joined Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) in offering the amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Appropriations Bill, but Senate Republicans voted to block Udall's measure. As a result, Udall v… Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Udall, Senators Introduce Legislation to Fight Methane Pollution from Pipelines

Pipeline safety legislation is currently pending in the Senate WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced a bill to protect public health and safety and fight climate change by reducing dangerous leaks from pipelines that release methane and other hazardous gases and pollutants into the air. The Methane Emissions from Transmission Harm American Neighborhoods and the Environment (METHANE) Act would require owners and operators of pipelines and pipeline facilities to use the b… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Udall, Markey, Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/SenatorTomUdall/status/1171857273716707328?s=20 WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.), in introducing the Arctic Refuge Protection Act, legislation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by designating the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness under the National Wilderne… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Udall, Senate Dems Call on Majority Leader McConnell to Act after House Judiciary Passes Gun Safety Bill to Ban High-Capacity Magazines

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined more than two dozen colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to act on the Keep Americans Safe Act (S.447), which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. Companion legislation passed the House Judiciary Committee last night. "El Paso, Dayton, Las Vegas, Newtown, Parkland, and too many other communities have been terrorized by gun violen… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Announce Independent Watchdog Investigation Into Trump Admin’s Efforts To Seize Privately Held Land To Build Southern Border Wall

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will investigate the Trump Administration's efforts to use eminent domain to "take the land" of private landowners by any means necessary to build an ineffective border wall. In August, Senators Udall and Heinrich sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, urging GAO to investigate the Administration's harmful efforts that coul… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Udall, Collins, Shaheen File Bipartisan Resolution to Terminate National Emergency Declaration

New resolution follows Administration diverting $3.6 billion in Congressionally-appropriated military construction funds WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) announced that they have filed a bipartisan resolution to force a vote to terminate President Trump's national emergency declaration and uphold the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution. On February 15, 2019, the president declared a national emergency at the southe… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Udall, Democratic Colleagues Demand Trump Administration End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined 23 of his Democratic Senate colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to stop restricting access to the U.S. asylum system by ending its "Remain in Mexico" policy, deceptively named by the Trump administration as the Migrant Protection Protocols. The "Remain in Mexico" policy blocks asylum seekers from being in the U.S. while they wait for their court hearings, forcing them to remain Mexico for extended periods of time, often under dang… Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Udall, Heck Introduce Bipartisan Clean Water Through Green Infrastructure Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (N.M.) and U.S. Representative Denny Heck (Wash.) introduced the Clean Water Through Green Infrastructure Act, in both the House and the Senate. Stormwater runoff is the greatest source of water pollution in the United States. When rainwater flows over parking lots, streets, and rooftops, it carries pollutants into waterways, threatening public health, reducing tourism revenue, increasing water treatment costs, and endangering wildlife. The Clean Wate… Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Haaland Announce Funding for Albuquerque’s Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) announced today that the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is awarding $275,000 to the MBDA Business Center and Michael Peacock, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, as part of a grant that supports job creation and retention, and economic impact within minority and Tribal communities and businesses. The federal grant provide… Continue Reading


September 09, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Torres Small Announces $2 Million to Combat Substance Abuse and Improve Mental Health Services in New Mexico

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communi… Continue Reading


September 09, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Torres Small Announce Funding for the Pueblo of Laguna for Environmental Protection Programs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $118,000 to the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico for environmental regulatory programs and to address environmental issues on Tribal lands. Current environmental regulatory programs in the Pueblo of Laguna include management of water (and surface water) quality, air quality and hazardous waste cleanup. … Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Udall & McCollum Statement on GAO Finding Trump Interior Department Violated Law By Using National Park Fees to Keep Parks Open During Shutdown

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), the ranking member and chair of the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, respectively, released the following statements today following the Government Accountability Office's official opinion on the administration's use of Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) funds during the 35-day partial government shutdown: "Tod… Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Torres Small Celebrate Columbus Port of Entry Ribbon Cutting

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small celebrated the official opening of a modernized and expanded Columbus Port of Entry in Columbus, New Mexico. The completed project provides badly-needed improvements and expands the Columbus Port of Entry to facilitate trade, economic growth in border communities and across New Mexico, and binational cooperation between the United States and Mexico. In 2014, as chairman of the Appropriat… Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Udall Requests Information on Former Interior Official’s Compliance with Federal Ethics Requirements

At Interior, Balash reportedly met with Oil Search officials - the company he is going to work for - while Oil Search was pursuing development opportunities under the Department's authority Udall requests Interior produce all ethics filings and recusals made by Balash as he sought private employment, as federal ethics rules require WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, sent an… Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Denounce Trump Plan to Raid $125 Million from NM Military Projects to Pay for Border Wall

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich condemned the Department of Defense's (DOD) announcement that President Trump is raiding $125 million from New Mexico military construction projects, including $85 million from a project at Holloman Air Force Base and $40 million from a project at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), to pay for President Trump's border wall. In a phone call today, the Assistant Secretary for the Air Force John Henderson confirmed that the two New Mexic… Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Udall, Democratic Appropriators Demand Answers on DoD Plans to Raid Military Projects to Pay for Border Wall

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined members of the Senate Appropriations Committee in opposing the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to allow President Trump to raid $3.6 billion from military construction funding to pay for President Trump's unnecessary and ineffective border wall, including segments in New Mexico. The senators demand Congress be provided with full details of DOD's decision to pay for the wall with funds meant to improve military readiness. "We are opposed to this … Continue Reading

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