Press Releases

March 01, 2011

Udall Announces $1.6 Million for Youth Education and Job Training

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that two organizations in New Mexico would receive a total of $1,655,454 to support programs that assist out-of-school youth in obtaining their diplomas or GEDs while providing construction job training. The funding was made possible with a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's YouthBuild program. YouthWorks in Santa Fe will receive $934,454 and HELP - New Mexico, Inc. in Albuquerque will receive $720,000. "In a still-recovering eco… Continue Reading

February 24, 2011

Delegation Asks President for Swift Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON - The New Mexico Congressional Delegation today asked President Obama to quickly approve Gov. Susana Martinez's request to declare the state a federal disaster area, making public assistance available following the extreme cold weather conditions and subsequent natural gas outages that struck earlier this month. In a letter to the president, the lawmakers described the record-breaking cold stretch that crippled water and gas services in nine counties and five tribal areas around the s… Continue Reading

February 24, 2011

$46 Million for Economic Development in Low-Income Communities in N.M.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that Finance New Mexico will receive $46 million to support job creation and investments from the private-sector in economically distressed communities across the state. The $46 million comes through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program under the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The NMTC is an important tool in economic recovery that supports job creation and small business growth… Continue Reading

February 23, 2011

Time to Discuss the Patriot Act

Nearly a decade ago, I was one of only sixty-six members of the House of Representatives to vote against the so-called Patriot Act. This past week, Congress extended controversial provisions within this law for another three months and once again, I opposed it. As we approach the law's 10 year anniversary, the time has come for us to thoroughly review all of its provisions. In October, 2001, Congress introduced, passed, and the president signed the Patriot Act. It was a far-reaching piece of le… Continue Reading

February 18, 2011

Udall Leaves Mark on Aviation Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON - Legislation to modernize and improve the safety of the U.S. air transportation system passed the Senate last night and included three provisions by U.S. Senator Tom Udall to help airlines address inebriated and unruly passengers, increase personal privacy, and exchange land for the airport in Doña Ana County. "This legislation will mean safer skies, more efficient travel, and improved privacy protections for air passengers," said Udall, a member of the Senate Commerce, Scienc… Continue Reading

February 18, 2011

Udall Statement on Jeff Bingaman’s Decision to Retire in 2012

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) released the following statement today on Sen. Jeff Bingaman's decision to not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate: "Jeff Bingaman is my friend and mentor. He has served the citizens of New Mexico and the nation for over three decades, and we owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for his outstanding public service. "Jeff has never been one to promote himself, but his accomplishments are too great to list. He has been a national leader in pushing for… Continue Reading

February 17, 2011

Udall: Let’s Get PHYSICAL

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today introduced legislation to get American kids moving through the Promoting Health for Youth Skills in Classrooms and Life (PHYSICAL) Act. The measure, which has earned the backing of more than 40 health organizations and fitness advocate Richard Simmons, would improve the quality of school health and physical education programs and make them more accessible to kids across the country. "Over recent decades, time devoted to physical and health educat… Continue Reading

February 16, 2011

Udall Statement on PATRIOT Act Reauthorization

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), issued the following statement regarding his opposition to the reauthorization of controversial provisions of the Patriot Act: "Nearly a decade has passed since I was one of only sixty-six members to vote against the so-called Patriot Act in the House of Representatives. That October, Congress introduced, passed, and the president had signed the far-reaching piece of legislation with the power to undermine the Constitutional right to privacy of law-abi… Continue Reading

February 16, 2011

Udall Joins President for Launch of ‘America’s Great Outdoors’ Initiative

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today joined President Obama and others at the White House to launch the president's 21st century conservation and outdoor recreation agenda, an initiative based on extensive public input and designed to reflect and support Americans' love of special outdoor places and desire to protect our lands and waters for decades to come. The president's "America's Great Outdoors Initiative" (AGO) is the result of 51 public listening sessions - including a stop in… Continue Reading

February 16, 2011

Udall Meets with Indian Housing Leaders

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today discussed the importance of access to quality, affordable housing in Indian Country with members of the National American Indian Housing Council, who were in Washington for their annual legislative conference. Udall, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, highlighted his work in the Senate to maintain federal funding for tribal housing programs, and urged attendees to work together to find innovative ways to address the lack of affordabl… Continue Reading

February 14, 2011

Udall Statement on President’s Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), released the following statement today regarding President Obama's 2012 budget proposal: "The president's budget blueprint reflects the challenges we face in getting our fiscal house in order. He proposes an overall deficit reduction of about $1 trillion while rightly focusing on keeping America competitive by building a new energy economy and investing in education. "For New Mexico, this budget holds promising investments to further the national secu… Continue Reading

February 14, 2011

Protecting Privacy at the Airport

Around the holidays last year, we saw significant public concern about personal privacy at our nation's airports. At the time, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had expanded screening measures at security checkpoints in airports like the Albuquerque Sunport. The new standard became Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) or whole body scanners, which produce highly revealing body images of the individual being screened. If you refuse an AIT scan, the alternative is a full body pat-down … Continue Reading

February 14, 2011

Udall: NM Will Lead the Way in Race for Clean Energy Economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today delivered his biennial address to the New Mexico Legislature, where he discussed the state's leadership role in building the economy of the future through the development of clean energy technologies. The full text of his remarks is below. Udall's Remarks as Delivered: "Thank you, Lieutenant Governor Sanchez. I also want to recognize President Pro-Tem Jennings. Great to see you, Tim. And Speaker Lujan, you would be very proud of the remarkable job… Continue Reading

February 09, 2011

N.M. Congressional Delegation & Federal Agencies to Host Forum about Post-Storm Aid

WASHINGTON - The New Mexico congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency will host a forum this week in Española that will bring together federal agencies and nonprofits to discuss assistance available to eligible New Mexicans whose homes and businesses were affected by last week's storm. The forum will take place from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, February 10, at Mission Museum, 1 Calle de los Españoles, Española. A variety of feder… Continue Reading

February 08, 2011

Udall Seeks to Protect Personal Privacy in Airport Screenings

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has introduced an amendment to the pending FAAReauthorization to increase privacy protections for airline passengers who are screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with whole body scanners, or Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT). "The body images produced at airport checkpoints are highly revealing and many passengers are justifiably uncomfortable being screened by the technology," said Udall. "The alternative for those who refuse an… Continue Reading

February 08, 2011

Grant Will Help New Mexico Hospitals and Medical Professionals Adopt Health Information Technology

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that a New Mexico organization will receive a $102,000 federal grant to continue its work to support the adoption of health information technology (HIT) by hospitals and medical professionals across the state. The grant comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). It will be used by the Lovelace Clinic Foundation to help New Mexico hospitals and medical professionals select and purchase computers and other HI… Continue Reading

February 03, 2011

Senators Lautenberg, Tom Udall Introduce Legislation to Stop Drunk Driving Repeat Offenders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With Super Bowl Sunday marking one of the worst days for drunk driving fatalities, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today introduced legislation to keep drunk drivers off the road by requiring the use of ignition interlock technology for all convicted drunk driving offenders. The ignition interlock is an electronic breath testing system connected to a vehicle that prevents the ignition from starting if the driver's blood alcohol content exceeds a … Continue Reading

February 03, 2011

Steps Toward a Better Senate

When my predecessor, Clinton Anderson of New Mexico served in the U.S. Senate, it was at a time of great national challenges. As the civil rights movement began to take shape, obstruction in the Senate repeatedly stood in the way of progress. Anti-lynching bills were filibustered in 1922 and '35 and '38, and anti-race discrimination bills were blocked almost a dozen times starting in 1946. Anderson recognized the problem early in his Senate career, and understood that the Constitution provided a… Continue Reading

February 02, 2011

Udall Announces $3.5 Million for Health Care Services in Albuquerque

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that two New Mexico health care organizations will receive a total of almost $3.5 million over five years to fund medical outreach for the homeless as well as infectious disease research. The grants are both provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless will receive $431,075 per year for five years to continue to provide free outreach and site-based primary medical, dental and spec… Continue Reading

January 31, 2011

Udall: New Mexico DOT Receives More Than $700,000 for New Equipment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that the New Mexico Department of Transportation will receive $723,873 to purchase new buses and improve existing bus facilities. The funding was made possible through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration. "Expanding access to public transportation is critical during tough economic times," said Udall. Many residents rely on public transportation to get groceries for their family and travel to and from wor… Continue Reading

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