Press Releases

January 22, 2009

Udall to Serve on Four Key Senate Committees

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., is now officially a member of four critical Senate committees. In addition to his top-level assignments on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Udall has also been appointed to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. The Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation covers issues including consumer protection, oversight and expan… Continue Reading


January 22, 2009

Senate Passes Udall -Backed Bill to Protect Equal Pay

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate today passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, cosponsored by Senator Tom Udall, to restore civil rights protections for workers who face pay discrimination based on age, race, gender, national origin, religion or disability. The bill gives workers the right to fight against discrimination without imposing an unfair, arbitrary timeline regulating the time in which they must file a lawsuit. In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers, even those discriminated… Continue Reading


January 15, 2009

Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Stimulus Funds to Clean-Up Nuclear Sites

WASHINGTON, D.C.-A bipartisan group of eight U.S. Senators today called for $6 billion in economic recovery funds to be dedicated to the cleanup of existing Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear sites. The group of Senators, which includes U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jim Risch (R-ID), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), outlined how increasing the nation's annual investment in DOE nuclear cleanup site… Continue Reading


January 15, 2009

Udall's Sabinoso Wilderness Bill Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate today passed legislation to designate more than 17,000 acres in San Miguel County as wilderness by a vote of 73-22. The legislation, authored by Senator Tom Udall when he served in the House, is included in a package of public land bills assembled by Senator Jeff Bingaman. The proposed new wilderness area would contain lands currently included in the Sabinoso Wilderness Study Area. The land is currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Udall, the BLM… Continue Reading

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