Press Releases

February 07, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Calls for Passage of Bipartisan Land and Water Conservation Bill with Major Wins for NM

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmUKE1Prlo&feature=youtu.be WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, spoke on the Senate floor to outline his strong support for S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, a bipartisan public lands package that includes major conservation victories Udall championed for New Mexico's treasured public lands and for local economies. In his sp… Continue Reading


February 07, 2019

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Passes 3 Udall Bills for Indian Country

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, applauded the committee's unanimous passage of three bills he introduced last week: • S. 256 - the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act; • S. 257 - the Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2019; and • S. 294 - the Native American Business Incubators Program Act. "I am proud to join Chairman Hoeven and the leadership of the Senate Veterans Affairs Co… Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Udall Introduces Legislation to Protect 2020 Census and Ensure All New Mexicans Are Counted

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall introduced the Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (Census IDEA) Act, S. 358, legislation that would protect the accuracy of the 2020 census and ensure any proposed changes to the count are properly studied, researched, and tested. Last year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross proposed the addition of an untested citizenship question to the 2020 census that would likely influence the accuracy of the survey. Without proper studies and testing, last-minute … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation to Prevent Separation of Immigrant Families at the Border

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 40 other Democratic senators, introduced legislation to keep immigrant families together and prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from taking children from their parents at the border. The Keep Families Together Act would prohibit the separation of children from their parents or legal guardians at or near ports of entry or within 100 miles of the border, unless they are being trafficked or abused by their parents. … Continue Reading


February 05, 2019

Udall Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address: "After he dragged our country through the longest government shutdown in American history, President Trump had an opportunity tonight to show people in New Mexico that he would change course. Unfortunately, the president seems committed to the same destructive tactics that caused 35 days of hardship, pain, and fear for families across our state and the country. "The president's a… Continue Reading


February 05, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Call on EPA to Set Federal Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) are urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to develop federal drinking water standards for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as part of the agency's national management plan for this class of chemicals. In a bipartisan letter to Wheeler, the Senators also request that the EPA provide briefings on the agency's efforts on this issue, as well as re… Continue Reading


February 05, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce Nearly $2.5 Million for Rail Runner Safety Upgrades

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,496,842 in federal funding to the Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RTD) to make critical improvements to the New Mexico Rail Runner Express system's Wi-Fi network that will support full implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology, a federally mandated safety system designed to prevent train accidents and … Continue Reading


February 05, 2019

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez To Join Udall As Honored Guest For State Of The Union

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that Jonathan Nez, President of the Navajo Nation, will be Udall's guest at the 2019 State of the Union Address tonight, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. "As the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and as a senator from New Mexico - home to 23 Tribes and Pueblos - one of my top priorities in Congress is making sure our government lives up to its trust and treaty obligations. That's why I am enormously proud to invite the Presid… Continue Reading


February 04, 2019

Udall Statement on Nomination of David Bernhardt for Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced he would nominate David Bernhardt to serve as Secretary of the Interior: "The Department of the Interior is one of the most important agencies to New Mexico, and the Interior Secretary has a duty to protect our public lands and natural resources while carrying out t… Continue Reading


February 04, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Prevent President From Using Emergency Declaration to Raid Funds for Border Wall

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) introduced the Restrictions Against Illegitimate Declarations… Continue Reading


February 01, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Funding to Connect Underserved Youth in NM to Education and Job Opportunities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $2,090,258 in funding to two YouthBuild programs in northern New Mexico - $990,258 to HELP New Mexico, Inc. in Albuquerque and $1,100,000 to YouthWorks in Santa Fe - that work to connect underserved or at-risk young people to educational opportunities, employment, and job training. YouthBuild is an education and training program with a stro… Continue Reading


January 31, 2019

Udall, Smith, Murkowski Introduce Major Bipartisan Legislation to Address Violence Against Native Women, Children and Tribal Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced two major, bipartisan bills to address violence against Native women, children, and Tribal law enforcement: the Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act (NYTOPA) and the Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act (Justice for Native Survivors). Both bills build on the Tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Vio… Continue Reading


January 31, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Warren, Cortez Masto, Smith Work to Expand Entrepreneurship in Indian Country

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, along with U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced the Native American Business Incubators Program Act to expand entrepreneurship in Indian Country by promoting small businesses development in tribal communities. Entrepreneurs in Indian Country often face unique start-up challenges like di… Continue Reading


January 31, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Work to Close Gender Wage Gap

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by guaranteeing that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. The bill introduction comes 10 years after President Obama passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, marking an important step in the fight to end the gender wage gap. "Pay discrimination against women violates the basic tenant of fairness that… Continue Reading


January 30, 2019

Udall, Carper Respond to EPA Withdrawing Proposal to Scrap Worker Protection Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, responded to news that the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn-for now-its proposal to scrap two critical worker protections, the updated Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and Certification of Pesticid… Continue Reading


January 30, 2019

New Mexico Delegation Leads Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Reauthorize Native American Language Programs

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), introduced the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act to strengthen Tribally-developed Native American language revitalization programs. The bill is named after Esther Marti… Continue Reading


January 30, 2019

Udall, Tester, Hoeven, Isakson Fight to Curb Veteran Homelessness in Indian Country

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, along with U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), reintroduced bipartisan legislation to better serve homeless or at-risk Native American veterans. The senators' Tribal HUD-VASH Act will formally codify a joint tribal housing initiative between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Veterans Affairs Supportive Ho… Continue Reading


January 30, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bills to Safeguard NM Residents and Wildlife Against Trump Border Wall

WASHINGTON - Today, as negotiations began in the Senate and House to forge a border security deal, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced three bills to protect the private property rights of residents and safeguard important habitat for wildlife, tribal interests, and religious freedoms in New Mexico's border region. "We need to protect New Mexico's landowners, landscape, and way of life, and stand up for our state's proud border communities against out-of-to… Continue Reading


January 29, 2019

Udall Announces Committee Passage of First Bills of New Congress

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined committee chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in leading the committee's first business meeting of the year. During the meeting, the committee passed two Udall-cosponsored bills: S. 209, the PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act, and S. 211, the SURVIVE Act. "We have our work cut out for us this Congress and I hope we can join together to achieve Indian Country's priorities. This committee i… Continue Reading


January 29, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Lead Effort to Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and eight others to introduce Savanna's Act, legislation to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing Indigenous women (MMIW) by improving the federal government's response to the crisis. The bipartisan bill increases coordination among all levels of law enforcement, increases data collection and information sharing, and empowers tribal g… Continue Reading

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