Press Releases

March 05, 2019

Udall, Dingell Reintroduce CREATE Act to Expand Arts Opportunities for American Students, Families, and Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12) re-introduced legislation to stimulate the development of arts businesses, jobs and the creative economy in New Mexico, Michigan and across the nation. The Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act - would promote the expansion of arts and grow the creative economy by promoting creative and performing arts in local economic planning, and leverage fe… Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Udall, Paul Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to End War in Afghanistan and Bring Troops Home

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Raul Paul (R-Ky.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act to end America's longest war, honor the volunteers who bravely serve our nation by providing bonuses to those who have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism, and redirect the savings from ending the war in Afghanistan to America's needs at home. Though American troops achieved w… Continue Reading


March 04, 2019

Udall, Haaland Join Reps. John Lewis & Terri Sewell on Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Alabama

Selma, AL - This weekend, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (NM) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) joined Reps. John Lewis (GA-05) and Terry Sewell (AL-7) on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. More than forty Members of Congress spent the weekend-long event visiting locations that were instrumental in the fight for equality during the Civil Rights Movement. "The story of the American civil rights movement is one of sheer heroism and unbridled courage in the pursuit of equality… Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

Udall, Collins, Shaheen, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Terminate President’s National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), along with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), introduced a bipartisan joint resolution to terminate the president's national emergency declaration and uphold the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution. The resolution is a companion resolution to H.J.Res 46, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 245-182 earlier this week. On February 15, the president declared… Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

VIDEO: In Floor Speech, Udall Announces Bipartisan Resolution to Terminate President’s Unconstitutional National Emergency Declaration

Udall: "The president's declaration of a national emergency is an end run around Congress's power to appropriate, plain and simple" VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/senatortomudall/videos/270760850475977/ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), spoke on the Senate floor to announce the introduction of a bipartisan joint resolution to block President Trump's national emergency declaration. In his remarks, Udall urged his colleagues to unite together to… Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Presses Administration for Native Americans Commissioner on Climate Change, Speaks with Tribes about Cultural Impacts of the Native American Programs Act

VIDEO: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/45th-anniversary-native-american-programs-act-and-establishment-administration-native WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in leading a committee oversight hearing entitled, "45th Anniversary of the Native American Programs Act and the Establishment of the Administration for Native Americans." "[The Native American Programs Act] plays an importan… Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Secure $3 Million Grant Match for Southwest Chief

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján, along with U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, announced that Amtrak at long last will provide $3 million in matching funds to complete the federal TIGER IX grant awarded in January of 2018 for safety upgrades and maintenance along the historic Southwest Chief long-distance passenger rail route. "Thanks to the tireless efforts of local communities and bipartisan work in Congress, Amtrak w… Continue Reading


February 27, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Speaks on Senate Floor Against Wheeler Nomination to EPA

Udall: "The president has again put the fox in charge of the hen house" VIDEO: Udall Speaks on Senate Floor Against Wheeler Nomination to EPA WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing funding for the EPA, spoke on the Senate floor to oppose the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During his remarks, Udall outlined his reasons for voting against Wheel… Continue Reading


February 26, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Speaks Out Against Nomination of Eric Miller to U.S. Court of Appeals

Udall: "He does not understand the inherent sovereignty of Tribal Nations" VIDEO: Udall Speaks Out Against Nomination of Eric Miller to U.S. Court of Appeals WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, spoke on the Senate floor against the nomination of Eric Miller to be a Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Udall discussed his opposition to Miller, citing Miller's deeply troubling record on Indian… Continue Reading


February 26, 2019

Udall, Sullivan, Ruiz, Wenstrup Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen Burn Pit Registry

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and U.S. Representatives Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) and Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, to strengthen and enhance the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) registry of service members and veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. As early as 2002, U.S. military installations in Afghanistan a… Continue Reading


February 25, 2019

New Mexico Delegation Announces $1.05 Million to Diversify and Strengthen Regional Economies

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small announced five grants totaling $1,050,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to develop effective strategies that will diversify and strengthen regional economies across New Mexico. The awards were funded through the DOC's Economic Development Administration (EDA), and will support the development and implementation of comprehensive … Continue Reading


February 22, 2019

Udall Fights to Improve VA Services for Native American Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)to introduce bipartisan legislation to improve VA outreach, health care and benefits for Native American veterans through establishment of a VA Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs. The Advisory Committee will facilitate communication and understanding between the VA and Tribal governments to better address the unique barriers Native American vet… Continue Reading


February 22, 2019

Udall: Interior & Environment Funding Bill Secures Strong Investments for Indian Country

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, hailed the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill as part of the government funding package that passed Congress last week. The bipartisan bill provides increased funding for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Indian Health Service (IHS) programs, w… Continue Reading


February 21, 2019

Udall: Interior & Environment Funding Bill Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, announced that the funding bill his subcommittee authored, the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, was signed into law as part of the government funding package which passed Congress last week. The bill provides critical funding for New Mexico's public lands, infrastructure, environmental protection and stewardship, and… Continue Reading


February 19, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Secure Strong Investments for New Mexico Priorities in Bipartisan Government Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joined the Senate in voting 83-16 to pass a bipartisan agreement to fund the government through September 2019, avert another partial government shutdown, and invest in essential New Mexico priorities. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the bill, and the president has signed it into law. The funding package includes several measures to benefit New Mexico th… Continue Reading


February 15, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Secure Additional $50 Million to Keep Southwest Chief on Track

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that their bipartisan measure to provide an additional $50 million in federal funding to help maintain Amtrak train services along the established, long-distance passenger rail route of the Southwest Chief was signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) appropriations bill. The Udall-Heinrich-Luján… Continue Reading


February 15, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Applaud Inclusion of Funding in Spending Package for Monitoring Programs in Response to Gold King Mine Spill

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the Fiscal Year 2019 spending package passed by Congress on February 14 includes funding for long-term water quality monitoring of the Animas River in response to the Gold King Mine Spill. "When an EPA cleanup job spilled three million gallons of toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine into the Animas and San Juan rivers, it upended the lives and livelihoods of farmers, ra… Continue Reading


February 15, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Reintroduce Buffalo Tract Protection Act

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) reintroduced the Buffalo Tract Protection Act to withdraw four parcels of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in southern Sandoval County, including the Buffalo Tract and the Crest of Montezuma, from any mineral development, including gravel mining. In 2012, the BLM released a draft of the new resource management plan for BLM lands in central New Mexico. In the draft plan, the BLM proposed to open the Buffalo Tract in… Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

Udall Statement on Government Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, joined the Senate in voting 83-16 for an agreement to fund the government through September 2019. Udall also responded to reports that President Trump will declare a national emergency in order to raid other funds to build his border wall, after the congressional agreement rejected President Trump's demands for $5.7 billion in funding for the wal… Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

As NM Prepares for Wildfire Season, Udall, Heinrich, & Colleagues Press U.S. Forest Service for Answers on Wildfire Prevention and Fuels Treatment Efforts Following Trump Shutdown

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and a group of their colleagues in seeking answers from the U.S. Forest Service on the recent Trump shutdown and its impact on the agency's critical wildfire preven… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159
Showing page   of 159