Press Releases

April 28, 2010

Santa Fe Indian School to Benefit from Recovery Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that the Santa Fe Indian School will receive funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to complete construction of a new gymnasium. Initially, the school was not in line for ARRA funds. But favorable pricing on other projects and aggressive management of the budget made room for additional Bureau of Indian Affairs construction projects. "This investment in the Santa Fe Indian School not only means that s… Continue Reading

April 28, 2010

Udall Introduces VEHICLE Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today introduced legislation to improve vehicle safety by requiring Event Data Recorders (EDRs) to be installed in most vehicles. EDRs record vehicle statistics for the several seconds before and immediately after a crash that provide valuable information for diagnosing vehicle malfunctions. The Vehicle Event History Information Capturing Leads to Engineering (VEHICLE) Safety Improvements Act of 2010 requires that EDRs be installed in all light duty vehicles, … Continue Reading

April 26, 2010

Udall Statement on Obstruction of Wall Street Reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement today on the Republican's obstruction of Wall Street Reform: "Reckless gambling and greed on Wall Street left America's economy teetering on the edge of a cliff. Despite our near economic collapse and the billions of taxpayer dollars it took to bail out Wall Street, not a single Republican tonight voted to debate or amend a bill to hold them accountable. Wall Street's irresponsible behavior cost middle class jobs, savings and ret… Continue Reading

April 23, 2010

A Busy Week in Congress

It's been a busy week in Congress. Here's what you might have missed: Protecting Cold War Workers On Monday, I led a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Amendments of 2010, which would provide expanded restitution for Americans sickened from working in uranium mines or living near atomic weapons tests. Uranium and weapons development of the Cold War era left a gruesome legacy in communities of mine workers and downwinders. These amendments… Continue Reading

April 23, 2010

Udall: $2.9 Million More for Ruidoso Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that the Village of Ruidoso has been awarded $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the purchase of equipment for the new regional wastewater treatment system. The regional wastewater treatment system includes the Village of Ruidoso, the city of Ruidoso Downs and the Mescalero Apache Reservation. The present wastewater plant is in the Rio Ruidoso flood plan and, like other public and private property, was damaged in the flash flo… Continue Reading

April 22, 2010

Udall Discusses Dangers of Underage Drinking with Olympic Champion Apolo Ohno

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today met with Olympic speed skating champion Apolo Ohno, who was on Capitol Hill to discuss his effort to educate students about the dangers of underage drinking and the importance of healthy lifestyles. Ohno, the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time with eight medals, has partnered with The Century Council to bring "Ask, Listen, Learn" interactive programs to middle schools across the country. During his visits, Ohno encourages s… Continue Reading

April 22, 2010

Udall Argues for Constitutional Option During Senate Hearing on Filibuster Reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today participated in the first in a series of Senate hearings on reforming the filibuster, arguing that his proposed Constitutional Option would alleviate partisan deadlock by allowing the chamber to vote on its rules of procedure at the beginning of each Congress. Udall, a member of the Senate Rules Committee, requested hearings on the Senate rules after introducing his Constitutional Option proposal earlier this year. In his proposal, Udall argues th… Continue Reading

April 22, 2010

Admitting the Rules Predicament

The first step to reforming behavior is admitting there's a problem. This applies to Congress too. On Thursday, the Senate Rules Committee took a look at the history of one Senate rule, the filibuster rule. Seeing how this rule has been abused more and more in recent years, by both parties, I think reveals a pretty serious problem. In the Senate today, legislation is often stalled by the mere threat of a filibuster - meaning a minority of senators can prevent a majority from acting. But when … Continue Reading

April 21, 2010

Udall Marks 40th Celebration of Earth Day

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement marking the 40th celebration of Earth Day: "Earth Day serves as an annual reminder of the growing threats that face our planet's natural environment and consequently its people. It also serves as an important opportunity to educate our nation about the contributions we can make to protect the earth for future generations and prevent global warming. "This Earth Day, I encourage all New Mexicans to be more conscientious of e… Continue Reading

April 21, 2010

Udall Pays Tribute to Former Senator Dennis Chavez on Anniversary of His Birth

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today honored the late Dennis Chavez with remarks on the Senate floor marking the 122nd anniversary of the legendary New Mexico senator's birthday. Chavez served in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1935, where he served until his death in 1962. He remains the longest-serving Hispanic senator in the history of the U.S. Senate. Below are Udall's remarks as prepared for delivery: "Mr. President. Today I r… Continue Reading

April 20, 2010

Mescalero Apache Schools Receives Funding to Help Prevent Teen Suicide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today announced that Mescalero Apache Schools in New Mexico will receive $48,040 from the Department of Education to fund services to help prevent suicide among teens and young adults. The funding comes after four young people from the Mescalero tribe took their own lives over the course of less than two months last year. It will fund emergency services to schools experiencing a "traumatic event that disrupts the learning environment," according to the … Continue Reading

April 19, 2010

Udall Joins Fight to Keep Teachers in the Classroom

WASHINGTON - As school districts in New Mexico and across the country face record budget deficits and possible teacher layoffs, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, has joined more than a dozen of his Senate colleagues in co-sponsoring the Keep Our Educators Working Act to help keep teachers in the classroom. The legislation would create a $23 billion "Education Jobs Fund" modeled after the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund that was established through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Rec… Continue Reading

April 19, 2010

Tom Udall Leads Bipartisan Group in Introducing RECA Amendments Act of 2010

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today led a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Amendments of 2010, which would provide expanded restitution for Americans sickened from working in uranium mines or living near atomic weapons tests. Senator Udall was joined in introducing the legislation by Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mark Udall (D-CO), James Risch (R-ID), and Michael Bennet (D-CO). Companion legislation will be … Continue Reading

April 16, 2010

Report from Afghanistan

In Congress, we are routinely briefed about our military effort in Afghanistan. But nothing compares to meeting face-to-face with the people on the ground and assessing the situation with your own eyes. Last week, I got that chance as part of a bipartisan, congressional delegation trip to South Asia. What I saw during this trip underscored the exceptional efforts of our armed forces and the extraordinary challenges that we face in the region. From our distinguished leaders like General McChrys… Continue Reading

April 15, 2010

Udall Announces $2.6 Million for Community Health Centers in El Rito and Albuquerque

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that two community health centers in New Mexico will receive more than $2.6 million to fund primary care services for community health centers in Albuquerque and El Rito. Las Clinicas Del Norte Inc. in El Rito will receive $1.8 million and First Nations Community HealthSource of Albuquerque will receive $795,544. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administra… Continue Reading

April 14, 2010

Making our Roads Safe

Today the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing to discuss safety on our nation's roads. A crucial step to making our roads safe is finding new ways to stop drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. The ROADS-SAFE Act, which I introduced earlier this year, tackles this head-on by funding the development of new technologies to prevent drivers from operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. You can watch my floor speech on the ROADS-SAFE Act here. Alt… Continue Reading

April 14, 2010

Udall Pushes for Road Safety Improvements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today discussed his efforts to reduce drunk driving and to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians on America's roads during a meeting of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee. Udall, a member of the EPW Committee, highlighted his recently-introduced ROADS SAFE Act (The Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-related Fatalities Everywhere Act). The legislation is designed to reduce the number of drunk drivin… Continue Reading

April 07, 2010

Udall Announces More Than $2 Million for Economic Development in New Mexico

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced seven cities in New Mexico will receive a total of more than $2 million for economic development designed to create jobs and diversify the region's economy. The community investments are made available through the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration and will be used to establish an economic development planning framework that supports private capital investment and job creation. Udall, a member of the Senate Commer… Continue Reading

April 07, 2010

New Mexico to Receive $28.5 Million to Turn Around Low-Performing Schools

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that New Mexico has been awarded $28.5 million to help improve low-performing schools. The U.S. Department of Education made the award to the New Mexico Public Education Department with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Schools from around the state are eligible to apply for funding. "It's important to identify which schools are doing a good job, and which need to improve. But we obviously cannot stop t… Continue Reading

March 31, 2010

Udall Announces Nearly $4 Million for HIV/AIDS Care

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that the New Mexico Department of Health will receive nearly $4 million to continue its services for New Mexicans living with HIV or AIDS. The $3,970,969 is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program. "As health care costs rise and the economy continues to suffer, this program will help provide life-saving medical care, medication and support to people with HIV and AIDS," Udall sai… 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 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181
Showing page   of 181