Press Releases

September 29, 2011

Senators Call for Stronger Support of Tribal Health Care

Today U.S. Senators from the Western states protected the needs of Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and Alaska Native peoples in a letter calling on President Obama to strengthen tribal self-governance, support economic self-sufficiency, and honor the government's agreements with Indian Tribes by fully funding contract support costs and joint venture staffing in his Fiscal Year 2013 budget request. Tribal groups around the country contract with the government to deliver services such as runnin… Continue Reading

September 27, 2011

Udall: Nearly $10 Million to Build Healthier N.M. Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) announced today that Bernalillo County and the New Mexico Department of Health will receive a combined nearly $10 million over five years to support programs that encourage healthy living. The Bernalillo County Office of Environmental Health will receive a grant of $497,353 per year for five years and the N.M. Department of Health will receive $1.5 million per year for five years. The combined total of nearly $10 million in grant funding is made possib… Continue Reading

September 27, 2011

Senators Outline Need for Higher WIPP & LANL Funding in Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall are appealing to Senate appropriators to increase funding levels for operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad and for the cleanup of transuranic (TRU) waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the FY 2012 budget. In a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water, Bingaman and Udall acknowledge the constraints of the current budget climate, but emphasize the need for "the consideratio… Continue Reading

September 27, 2011

Senators Urge Improvements to Indian Health Service

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators is urging Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other top administration officials to act quickly to improve health care delivery to American Indians and Alaska Natives. In a letter to Secretary Sebelius and Indian Health Service Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, the senators pointed to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report issued Friday, September 23, that highlights billing and other problems in the IHS system that make it … Continue Reading

September 27, 2011

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Sick Nuclear Workers with a National Day of Remembrance

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today announced Senate passage of S. Res. 275, a Senate resolution designating October 30, 2011, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers. The Day of Remembrance honors the thousands of men and women who s… Continue Reading

September 27, 2011

Udall: $1 Million for Nutrition Aid Improvements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that New Mexico will be awarded $1,056,711 in recognition of the state's improved administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rewards states that ensure SNAP benefits are received in a timely manner and administered with efficiency and integrity. New Mexico was recognized for "Best Application Processing Timeliness." "I applaud New Mexico for making sure this importan… Continue Reading

September 13, 2011

Delegation Pays Tribute to Medal of Honor Recipient SFC Leroy Petry

WASHINGTON - Today, the New Mexico Congressional Delegation welcomed Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry and his wife Ashley to Capitol Hill for a ceremony where they presented him with a resolution honoring his gallantry and valor beyond the call of duty. For photos of the ceremony, click here. For video, click here. On July 12, Petry became the second living, active-duty servicemember to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. He received the award from Preside… Continue Reading

September 08, 2011

Udall Responds to President’s Address to Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) issued the following reaction this evening in response to President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress: "The key to revitalizing our economy and reducing the deficit is job creation. "President Obama outlined a framework for our economy that would help middle class families keep more of their hard-earned money and incentivize new hiring in fields like construction. He also reminded us the importance of extending unemployment insurance and ke… Continue Reading

September 08, 2011

Udall Lauds $4.84 Million Investment for Geothermal Energy at N.M. Labs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs and Applied Technology Associates in Albuquerque will receive a total of $4.84 million for the development of geothermal energy technologies. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the funds through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to help reduce the cost of geothermal energy thus making it more competitive with conventional sources of electricity. "I applaud the Department … Continue Reading

September 08, 2011

Bingaman & Udall: Senate Bill that Funds Labs Clears Hurdle

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today said a spending bill working its way through the Senate contains significant support for New Mexico's two national laboratories. The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, which funds the labs and various important New Mexico water projects; the measure is now ready for full Senate action. The bill increases the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) stockpil… Continue Reading

September 08, 2011

Udall Announces $5.3 Million for Las Cruces Airport

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that the City of Las Cruces will receive $5,333,879 for taxiway rehabilitation and repair at the Las Cruces International Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation. "This funding will help the airport make much-needed repairs to the taxiway that will allow accommodation of larger aircraft. This investment will be good for the local economy," said Udall, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Com… Continue Reading

September 07, 2011

Udall Introduces Bill to Improve Tribal Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today introduced a bill to improve tribal education by increasing access to resources in a way that preserves Native American culture in schools. Graduation rates for American Indians and Alaska Natives are less than 50 percent, which is lower than the graduation rates for all other ethnic groups in the United States. "Across Indian Country too many tribal school systems are struggling. Native schools are in desperate need of renovations, they're unab… Continue Reading

September 07, 2011

On 9/11, Stop and Remember

This Sunday, we mark ten years since 9/11. Ten years since our nation was attacked and we came together to mourn. Now, let's come together again to stop and remember. At 11:00 a.m. MDT on Sunday, September 11, Americans from coast-to-coast will participate in the 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance. For one minute, stop and remember the lives that were lost and the countless others who were affected, while bells and sirens ring out from places of worship and first responders in communities acros… Continue Reading

August 09, 2011

Udall to Introduce Bill that would Level Playing Field for Advanced Biofuels

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced his plans to introduce bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would help level the playing field for advanced biofuels like algae by reforming the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to make it more technology neutral. Udall will introduce the bill with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) after the Senate returns from its August work period. Udall made the announcement after touring New Mexico State University's Energy Research Laborator… Continue Reading

August 09, 2011

Leveling the Clean Energy Playing Field

I believe New Mexico can be the place where a clean energy economy leads the nation in developing the jobs of the future. I saw this first-hand today at NMSU's Energy Research Laboratory, which is on the front lines of technology with huge potential. Advanced biofuels like algae use less energy, water or land than traditional biofuels like corn-based ethanol. And they also have the potential of creating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs for hardworking Americans - as long as the right p… Continue Reading

August 05, 2011

Bingaman & Udall Raise Concerns about Possible Closure of Post Offices in New Mexico

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today raised serious concerns they have about the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) plans to study the possible closure of up to 50 post offices in New Mexico. In an effort to reduce costs, the U.S. Postal Service announced last week that it will undertake a study of 3,700 post offices nationwide to determine which to close. The USPS identified 50 it may target in New Mexico. In a letter, the Senators asked for a meeting with the Postmaster Gene… Continue Reading

August 04, 2011

Udall: Two NM Organizations Receive $870,250 to Rehabilitate Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that two New Mexico organizations have been awarded a total of $870,250 in federal funding to rehabilitate affordable housing for low-income residents. Santa Fe-based Homewise will receive $470,250 and Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation in Anthony will be awarded $400,000 from NeighborWorks America, which provides access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing for low- to moderate-income families. The funding was made … Continue Reading

August 02, 2011

My Vote on the Debt Limit

Over the past few months, Congress has been in a state of paralysis over raising the debt limit - the cap on what we borrow to pay the money we've already spent. Although we've been talking about this for months, negotiations came down to the wire this week, nearly triggering an economic disaster that would have compounded the impact of the deep recession we're still struggling to recover from. Instead of passing a clean extension and getting our economy back on track, it took a last minute deal… Continue Reading

August 02, 2011

Udall and Heller Target Ultralight Aircraft Drug Smugglers with Increased Penalties

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Dean Heller (R-NV) today introduced bipartisan legislation in the Senate to help improve border security by cracking down on smugglers who use ultralight aircraft to bring drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border. The legislation previously passed overwhelmingly in the U.S. House last Congress after being introduced by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ-08), who has long fought for increased security along the southwest border. Heller, then a member of the H… Continue Reading

August 01, 2011

NM Delegation Introduces Resolutions Honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Arthur Petry

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today led the New Mexico delegation in introducing a resolution honoring the valor and heroism of Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, a Santa Fe native who received the Congressional Medal of Honor last month for his courageous actions during combat operations in Afghanistan in 2008. To read the text of the resolution, click here. Udall was joined by Senator Jeff Bingaman in submitting the resolution in the Senate. An identical resolution was introdu… Continue Reading

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