Press Releases

November 23, 2010

Share Your Thoughts on Travel Privacy

You may have heard about or experienced new security procedures used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in our nation's airports. The TSA is charged with the very serious duty of protecting U.S. travel and transportation and I greatly value the job they do. TSA officers are given a difficult task. They don't set the rules, but they do follow them in service to our country. Over the past few weeks, TSA officers began conducting "enhanced pat-downs" -- a more intense screening p… Continue Reading


November 19, 2010

Udall Requests Post-Thanksgiving Hearing on Traveler Experiences With TSA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., is asking Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller to convene a hearing following the Thanksgiving holiday to focus on airline travelers' experiences with the screening measures recently implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In his letter to the chairman, Udall - a member of the committee -- notes that while we have heard the perspectives of both DHS Secretary Napolitano and TSA Administrato… Continue Reading


November 19, 2010

New START, More Obstruction

Sitting before the Senate is the New START Treaty, a landmark agreement with Russia that decreases both U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals and allows our nuclear inspectors to monitor the biggest stockpiles in the world. It follows in the footsteps of START I and START II, supported by both Democratic and Republican administrations. Both treaties were ratified by overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Similarly, New START has wide support among national security experts, current and former governme… Continue Reading


November 18, 2010

Udall, Bingaman: Key Senate Committee Approves Three Bills Benefitting NM Pueblos

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman announced that three bills focusing on Native American priorities in New Mexico were approved today by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Udall, a member of the Indian Affairs Committee, facilitated consideration of the legislation by his committee colleagues. All three bills were approved by voice votes, and are now ready for consideration by the full Senate. The bills are: • S. 3903, which would grant Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo authority … Continue Reading


November 16, 2010

National Consumers League Announces Support for Udall’s Cell Phone “Bill Shock” Legislation

WASHINGTON - The National Consumers League, America's oldest consumer organization, has announced its support of legislation introduced in September by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) to help limit the cell phone "bill shock" that occurs when wireless customers unwittingly exceed their monthly limits for voice minutes, text messages, or data usage. The Cell Phone Bill Shock Act of 2010 (S. 3872) would help protect Americans from "bill shock" by requiring cell phone companies to notify customers by… Continue Reading


November 15, 2010

Udall Announces $40,000 in Arts Grants

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that several arts organizations in New Mexico will receive a total of $40,000 in matching grants to support the creation and presentation of artistically excellent works to the public. These grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the Challenge America Fast-Track grant program. "The arts and humanities are not only engrained in our state's culture, they are also a central driver of our economy and primary sou… Continue Reading


November 05, 2010

Udall Announces $232,500 in Arts Grants

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that several arts organizations in New Mexico will receive a total of $232,500 in matching grants to support the creation and presentation of artistically excellent works to the public. These grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Arts. "This is welcome support for artists and producers in New Mexico," said Udall, a member of the Senate Cultural Caucus. "These matching grants will promote local artists and expose our communiti… Continue Reading


November 05, 2010

Bingaman & Udall: N.M. Receives $380 Million in Royalty Payments

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that New Mexico has received $380.6 million in revenue payments from energy produced on federal and tribal lands. "New Mexico plays an extremely important role in meeting our nation's energy needs," said Bingaman, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. "The revenue New Mexico receives from being a key energy producer allows us to make essential investments in our state." "The people of New Mexico sh… Continue Reading


October 21, 2010

No More 'Trick or Treat' Phone Bills

It's happened to far too many Americans. You open up your phone bill and wonder why there's an extra zero, or several, on the amount that you owe. Maybe your son or daughter downloaded a new game, or your phone automatically went online to upgrade its software. Perhaps a family emergency meant more time talking than usual. In any of these cases, it would be commonsense for consumers to get a warning before they exceed their voice minutes, text messages, or data usage. And cell phone companie… Continue Reading


October 20, 2010

Udall Applauds Santa Fe FACT Program for National Youth Arts and Humanities Award

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall commended the Santa Fe Fine Arts for Children and Teens After-School Program (FACT) for being honored with a 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award today at the White House. FACT, which received the 2010 Coming Up Taller Award, was one of just 15 youth arts and humanities organizations recognized in ceremony in the East Room of the White House. The award acknowledges programs whose work is making a difference in the lives of youth. In addition t… Continue Reading


October 14, 2010

Udall Announces $118,000 for Albuquerque and Santa Fe Farmers Markets

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that Albuquerque and Santa Fe will receive a total of $118,000 in grants to improve local farmers markets, and expand farmers market access to more low income families. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2010 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). The city of Albuquerque will receive a $63,914 grant to establish a sales and marketing organization to maximize benefits from a permanent downtown Albuquerque indoor… Continue Reading


October 14, 2010

Udall: Deadline Extended for Troops and Veterans to Claim Stop Loss Pay

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that the Department of Defense has extended until Dec. 3 the deadline for active duty service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of service members whose service was involuntarily extended due to "Stop Loss" to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. Under the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act, compensation is available to service members of every military branch who had their enlistment extended or retirement suspended b… Continue Reading


October 14, 2010

Strengthening Education in New Mexico

Traveling around New Mexico over the past few weeks, I've been inspired by educators who are pushing the envelope to help the young people in our state. Improving our education system is key to keeping America strong. From early education, to our public schools, to community colleges and universities, we must help students gain the knowledge they need to succeed in a global economy. And our state is filled with examples of how to improve education here and around the country. Click the links b… Continue Reading


October 13, 2010

Udall Statement on FCC Bill Shock Recommendations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's proposed "Bill Shock" rules: "Today, cell phones and mobile devices have become the standard for communicating -- not the exception. During these tough economic times, high poverty rates and depleted family budgets have become all too common, too. That is why explicit notification and consent guidelines are critical to preventing cell phone bill shock. I commend FCC Ch… Continue Reading


October 07, 2010

Udall to FCC: Notification and Consumer Consent Would Alleviate “Bill Shock”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., is asking the Federal Communications Commission to take strong action to help protect consumers from sudden spikes in their monthly phone bills, or "bill shock," during their upcoming meeting. "According to the FCC's survey of cell phone users, thirty million Americans - about one-in-six adult cell phone users - have experienced bill shock," Udall says in a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. "This survey also found that, in one-in-four cases, … Continue Reading


October 01, 2010

Moving New Mexico Forward

As September comes to a close and autumn settles in, I've been looking back at the amazing things I've seen New Mexicans achieve this summer. Over the last two months, I traveled around our state to see how people across New Mexico are using Recovery grants and other federal funding opportunities to create new jobs, boost our economy, strengthen our infrastructure and nurture innovation. We've been hit hard by this recession, but our state's resilience is showing in our small businesses and our … Continue Reading


October 01, 2010

Consumer Advocacy Group Announces Support for Udall’s Cell Phone “Bill Shock” Legislation

WASHINGTON - Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports, has announced its support of legislation introduced earlier this week by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) to help limit the cell phone "bill shock" that occurs when cellular customers unwittingly exceed their monthly limits for voice minutes, text messages, or data usage.The Cell Phone Bill Shock Act of 2010 would help protect Americans from "bill shock" by requiring cell phone companies to notify customers by email or text… Continue Reading


September 30, 2010

Udall Introduces Legislation to Reduce Cell Phone “Bill Shock”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today introduced legislation to help limit the cell phone "bill shock" that occurs when cellular customers unwittingly exceed their monthly limits for voice minutes, text messages, or data usage. The Cell Phone Bill Shock Act of 2010 would help protect Americans from "bill shock" by requiring cell phone companies to notify customers by email or text message - free of charge - when they have used 80 percent of their monthly limits under their current plan. It a… Continue Reading


September 29, 2010

Improving Tribal Health Care Through Telecommunications

Most Americans probably cannot imagine life without a telephone. Yet today, more than 30 percent of households in Indian Country do not have access to basic telephone service. The situation is even more appalling on the Navajo Nation, where two out of three people are unable to receive telephone service in their homes. Living without a phone impacts everything from education to employment to health care. In New Mexico, we saw this first hand when a man outside of Gallup missed two opportunitie… Continue Reading


September 29, 2010

Udall and Bingaman Introduce Bill to Allow Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Longer Trust Leasing Terms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall was joined today by Senator Jeff Bingaman in introducing legislation that would allow Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo to offer long-term leases for lands held in trust. The proposal is the Senate companion to legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján with the support of Representative Martin Heinrich. The bill would authorize leases of up to 99 years for lands held in trust for Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in order to increase the ability of… Continue Reading

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