Press Releases

April 22, 2014

Udall, Heinrich Seek Support for Amtrak's Southwest Chief Route

SANTA FE, N.M. - As Congress prepares its fiscal year 2015 spending bills, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced today they are seeking support for capital improvements to Amtrak's long distance trains, including the Southwest Chief, which runs through New Mexico. In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, the senators urged them to invest in long distance trains, such as the Southwest… Continue Reading

April 21, 2014

Udall, Heinrich Encourage Organizations Supporting Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers to Apply for Grant Funding

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that grant funding is available for New Mexico organizations conducting programs to support the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), which Udall and Heinrich championed in the 2014 Farm Bill, more than $19 million was reauthorized to assist non-governmental, community-based and school-based organizations that conduct programs to help educate and trai… Continue Reading

April 16, 2014

Udall Focuses on Work to Create High-Tech Jobs in Visit to Economic Forum, ATA

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall wrapped up a swing through Albuquerque and Northern New Mexico with a speech at the Economic Forum and a visit to Applied Technology Associates (ATA), a small company that has seen great success by building on technology developed at New Mexico's national labs. Udall's message to the Economic Forum was that New Mexico needs to work together to build on its economic strengths and create jobs. Udall is working with a coalition of private busines… Continue Reading

April 10, 2014

Udall, Portman Urge Attorney General Holder to Aggressively Address Heroin Epidemic

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) urged Attorney General Eric Holder to address addiction to prescription opioids and heroin head on by drawing on the many evidenced-based strategies that are being successfully implemented in the states. Prescription opioid and heroin addiction are both expressions of the same disease that drives a wide range of criminal activities and public health consequences. As such, the Senators suggested that we must treat addiction with… Continue Reading

April 10, 2014

Udall, Heinrich Statement on Justice Department Report about Albuquerque Police Department

WASHINGTON - U.S Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich today issued the following joint statement on the U.S. Department of Justice report, which found that the Albuquerque Police Department has engaged in a pattern and practice of excessive and fatal force: "The Justice Department's report makes sobering findings about the use of excessive force and the lack of accountability and oversight at the Albuquerque Police Department. The report is a welcome step forward in a longer process. "We hop… Continue Reading

April 09, 2014

Udall Bill to Curb False Advertising Claims on Protective Sports Gear Clears Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that the Youth Sports Concussions Act (S. 1014), a bill he introduced with Commerce Committee Chairman John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV (D-W.V.), cleared a major hurdle when it passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The legislation would help protect youth athletes from the dangers of concussions by curbing false advertising claims made by sports equipment manufacturers to increase protective sports gear sales. … Continue Reading

April 09, 2014

Udall: Equal Pay Legislation Deserves Debate

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on Republicans' filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act: "Equal pay for equal work - it's a principle I think we can all agree with on. But over 50 years after we passed the Equal Pay Act, women are still paid less than men doing the same job. In New Mexico, women earn 80 cents for every dollar men make. The pay gap is hurting our economy in New Mexico and throughout the country, and I've heard from women across the state… Continue Reading

April 09, 2014

Udall Bills Would Help Communities Improve Water Efficiency, Save Money & Energy

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall introduced four bills designed to encourage innovative solutions to improve water efficiency. The measures would not only help communities and individuals take steps to save water, but they would help save money and energy. The bills are based on recommendations made during a Water Conference that Udall co-hosted with N.M. State University in Las Cruces. In 2012, Udall brought together farmers, industry, communities and individuals to talk about New Mex… Continue Reading

April 08, 2014

Udall Opens Application Process for Military Service Academy Nominations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Senator Tom Udall is now accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Staff for Udall will also host several information sessions throughout the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying. Four of the five service academies - the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - require a congressional, vice-presidential, or s… Continue Reading

April 08, 2014

Udall Recruiting Summer Interns for New Mexico Offices

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for internships in his Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Portales and Santa Fe offices. For more information and to apply for an internship, please visit Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to submit their applications early. "Congressional internships provide an unparall… Continue Reading

April 07, 2014

Udall Votes to Restore Emergency Unemployment Insurance

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined a bipartisan coalition of his colleagues in voting 59-38 for an extension of emergency unemployment insurance that may help up to an estimated 14,000 New Mexicans pay for basic needs while they look for work. Emergency unemployment insurance expired on Dec. 28. The Senate bill includes a five month retroactive extension, and will provide benefits for the long-term unemployed through May 31. Udall issued the following statement after the vote: "T… Continue Reading

April 03, 2014

Udall: $1 Billion to Clean up Uranium Mines in Navajo Nation a Major Step Toward Repairing Historic Environmental Injustice

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs and Environment and Public Works committees, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the U.S. government has entered into a settlement to clean up the toxic remains of abandoned uranium mines in the Navajo Nation and elsewhere. Through the settlement, the defendants - Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its subsidiary, the Kerr-McGee Corp. - will pay $985 million toward the cleanup of a… Continue Reading

April 03, 2014

Udall Bill to Reclaim Brownfields Passes Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall welcomed passage in the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) of his bill to modernize the Brownfields Program, which has helped communities in New Mexico and across the country to revitalize blighted neighborhoods and create prospering developments. The bill, the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act, received bipartisan support and now goes to the full Senate for approval. "From Albuquerque's Sawmill neighbor… Continue Reading

April 03, 2014

Women's Career Success Conference

New Mexico's economic growth depends on the success of women. On Thursday, April 17, I'm hosting the Women's Career Success Conference in Las Cruces to help women in New Mexico improve their job skills and enhance their careers. If you are a woman looking to start your own business, needing help improving your résumé, or simply considering a career change, I invite you to join me for this exciting conference. The event is free, but space is limited, so I encourage you to register a… Continue Reading

April 02, 2014

Delivering for New Mexico

I joined the Senate Appropriations Committee because it put me in position to fight for many of New Mexico's priorities. From funding for the national labs, energy initiatives, and water resources to our Air Force bases, White Sands Missile Range, and health care for our veterans, I am proud to fight for our state. And I was proud to defend critical New Mexico programs last year when our national labs and other critical areas were slated for budget cuts. This year, we're beginning the process of… Continue Reading

April 02, 2014

Udall Presses Administration on Effectiveness of Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall chaired a hearing of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee on the importance of sanctions in U.S. foreign policy and to ensure the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) has the resources it needs to fulfill its critical mission. Udall also asked about the foreign policy consequences of a budget shortfall. The TFI is a small, specialized unit of the U.S. Treasury Department,… Continue Reading

April 02, 2014

Udall Statement on Supreme Court's McCutcheon Decision

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down aggregate limits on campaign donations. The McCutcheon v. FEC decision will allow a federal politician to solicit - or a wealthy donor to give - a $3.6 million check to benefit a political party and federal candidates over a two-year election cycle. Udall issued the following statement: "Americans already believe the election system has been fundamentally corrupted by big money from co… Continue Reading

April 01, 2014

Udall, Heinrich, Luján: Milestone Reached in Construction of Navajo-Gallup Water Project

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján welcomed news that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $19.6 million construction contract to build the Tohlakai Pumping Plant, a significant milestone and the first pumping plant for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project. "Access to drinkable water is a basic necessity for public health and economic development, and it's intolerable that many Navajos in New Mexico still must travel miles a… Continue Reading

April 01, 2014

Protecting Your Family & Property from Wildfires

This week is Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, and I want to add my voice to federal and state government partners encouraging everyone to learn more about protecting their families and property from wildfires. With historic drought and dry conditions, the wildfire season is already starting, and I'll be working to ensure land agencies in New Mexico have the resources they need to prevent and fight wildfires. On the Senate Appropriations Committee, I'll be pushing to ensure we have enough resou… Continue Reading

March 31, 2014

Udall Commemorates the Legacy and Accomplishments of César Chávez

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined a coalition of his colleagues in signing a resolution commemorating the accomplishments and legacy of civil rights leader César Estrada Chávez. Udall issued the following statement honoring Chávez on his birthday: "Today we honor the legacy and achievements of American civil rights hero, who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others. Through nonviolent means, César Chávez fought for human rights and justice,… Continue Reading

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