Press Releases

April 10, 2020

N.M. Delegation Seeks Immediate Accountability Of ICE Facilities After COVID-19 Cases Confirmed At Otero

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) are raising concerns with Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Matthew T. Albence over reports that ICE detention facilities in New Mexico are not fully prepared to manage the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The letter comes after reports that both an employee and migrant … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

NM Delegation Announces Over $15 Million in Funding to 16 Community Health Centers on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic Response in New Mexico

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released over $15 million in emergency grants to 16 community health centers, Pueblo health centers and Urban Indian Organizations on the front lines of New Mexico's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $15,473,075 in funding, provided… Continue Reading


April 09, 2020

Udall Calls on DHS and ICE to Reduce Mass Detention in New Mexico Facilities to Protect Migrants and Asylum Seekers, Facility Staff, Their Families, and NM Communities from COVID-19 Outbreaks

SANTA FE-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) sent a letter to Acting Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chad Wolf and Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Matthew Albence urging the Trump administration to reduce mass detention, prioritizing the most vulnerable, who do not pose threats to public safety or national security, to protect public health and the health of detention center employees, New Mexico communities, and migrants and asylum seek… Continue Reading


April 09, 2020

Udall Statement on Need for Bipartisan Action on Emergency Funding and Fixes for Small Businesses, Hospitals, States, Tribal Governments, SNAP

SANTA FE - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans rejected Senate Democrats' attempt to pass emergency funding to bolster the CARES Act for small businesses, health care providers, state, local, and Tribal governments, and food assistance. Instead, Senate Republicans tried to pass a COVID-19 relief bill that failed to include fixes to the troubled small business loan program or included additional help for hospitals or state, local and Trib… Continue Reading


April 09, 2020

Udall Leads Senate Democrats In Urging Trump Administration to Indefinitely Extend Public Comment Periods and Pause Unrelated Federal Rulemakings During COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and 21 Senate Democrats sent a letter to Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Russell Vought, calling on the executive branch to protect Americans' right to participate in the democratic policy-making process, at a time when millions are worried about their and their loved ones' health, safety and economic security and are unable to fully participate in the public comment process. The senators requested that OMB ind… Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Udall Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letters in Support of Peace Corps, AmeriCorps Volunteers

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined two bipartisan, bicameral letters seeking clarity on unemployment benefits and work opportunities for Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service participants who have returned back to the United States amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. Last year, more than 700 AmeriCorps members served at 500 local sites across New Mexico. Since 1994, more than 11,000 New Mexico residents h… Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

AUDIO: Udall Hosts Press Call on COVID-19 Response in New Mexico

AUDIO: Udall Hosts Press Call on COVID-19 Response in New Mexico WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) hosted a press conference call with New Mexico reporters to discuss efforts to push the Trump administration to efficiently and swiftly implement the $2 trillion congressional COVID-19 relief bill, the CARES Act, that recently passed Congress. Udall highlighted his efforts to get federal dollars on the ground in New Mexico, the CARES Act funding already committed to the state and… Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Udall Calls on Senate Leadership to Provide Financial Relief for Local Journalism and Media Outlets Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined 19 senators to call for financial relief for local journalism and media outlets, which are facing severe economic hardship, in any future COVID-19 relief package. In a letter to Senate leadership, the senators warn that the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic - including plummeting advertising revenue - could decimate regional and local news outlets even as communities depend on the reporting amidst the public health crisis. Across… Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Udall, Heinrich To HHS: Reopen ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans To Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 26 Senate Democrats are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reopen the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace to allow more un- and under-insured Americans to get health insurance as they face potential health issues related to COVID-19. In a letter to the Secretary Alex Azar, the senators urged HHS to allow Americans to enroll through a unique Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that should last throu… Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

AUDIO: Udall, Senate Democrats Unveil COVID-19 “Heroes Fund,” $25,000 Proposed Pay Increase to Essential Workers and Tribal Workers on Frontlines of Pandemic Response

Udall's remarks on the COVID-19 Heroes Fund begin at 11:38 here. WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) to unveil the COVID-19 "Heroes Fund," Senate Democrats' proposal to establish a pandemic premium pay to reward, retain, and recruit essential workers. Senate Democrats' proposed "Heroes Fund" consists of two major compone… Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Udall, Heinrich Announce $3 Million New Program For Women of Color Entrepreneurs to Drive Economic Growth in New Mexico

SANTA FE-U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich announced a $3 million national program, Enterprising Women of Color, to improve capacity-building and growth potential for small business owned by women of color. The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, developed the funding opportunity in response to Udall and Heinrich's push to expand MBDA's funding to support economic … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

NM Delegation Announces Over $674,000 in Transportation Grants to Tribes in New Mexico as Part of Emergency Coronavirus Funding Package

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that New Mexico Tribes will receive over $674,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds are part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that the entire New Mexico delegation voted to pass Congress last week. The grants… Continue Reading


April 03, 2020

Udall, Heinrich Call On Administration To Ensure Veterans, SSI Beneficiaries Get Stimulus Checks Automatically

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined 46 colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to issue stimulus checks automatically to recipients of benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Supplemental Security Income program. In their letter, the Senators point out that these are two groups with large amounts of non-filers and groups that the federal government has the data necessary to deliver the stimulus checks automatically… Continue Reading


April 03, 2020

Udall, Wyden, Merkley Urge Interior Department to Suspend Policy Actions Unrelated to COVID-19 Response

Department's obligation to undertake Tribal consultation for decisions cannot effectively take place when Tribal governments are responding to the public health emergency WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt urging the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to … Continue Reading


April 03, 2020

Udall Statement on IHS Distributing $600 Million from CARES Act for Tribal Coronavirus Response

SANTA FE - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement after the Indian Health Service (IHS) announced it is distributing $600 million of the $1.032 billion appropriated by Congress for the IHS in the recently passed CARES Act, the emergency COVID-19 legislative package enacted last week. Earlier this week, Udall led a bicameral, bipartisan group of lawmakers in writing to the president urging him to get CARES Act Trib… Continue Reading


April 03, 2020

NM Delegation Announces Over $133 Million in Grants for State Transportation Networks from Emergency Coronavirus Response Package

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that state and local governments in New Mexico will receive over $133 million in emergency transit grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds are part of a first wave of grants from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that the e… Continue Reading


April 02, 2020

Udall, Heinrich To EPA: Be Transparent About Agency Actions During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with nine Democratic colleagues have sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, asking detailed oversight questions about how the agency is adjusting its operations in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while continuing its critical mission to protect human health and the environment. While EPA has announced it will reduce enforcement of environmental laws during th… Continue Reading


April 02, 2020

Following Calls From Udall And Heinrich, Trump Administration Reverses Course And Allows Social Security Beneficiaries To Receive COVID-19 Direct Cash Assistance Without Filing Tax Returns

WASHINGTON - Following calls from U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Social Security recipients will automatically receive direct cash assistance included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act without having to file tax returns. On Wednesday, Senators Udall and Heinrich, along with a group of 41 colleagues, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressing alarm over guidance that the… Continue Reading


April 02, 2020

New Mexico Delegation Announces Over $16.7 Million in Housing Grants to New Mexico Communities from Emergency Coronavirus Funding

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), announced that New Mexico communities across the state will receive over $16.7 million in emergency housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bolster the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are part of a first wave of grants from the $2 tr… Continue Reading


April 01, 2020

On National ‘Census Day,’ Udall Urges New Mexicans to Fill Out 2020 Census

Udall has been highlighting #CensusCounts social media campaign The Census form can be completed here. WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement calling on all New Mexicans to fill out the 2020 Census in recognition of the national "Census Day": "Every New Mexican counts-and one of the biggest contributions that New Mexicans can make to their neighbors, themselves, their families and their communities is to fill out their Census form," said Udall, se… Continue Reading

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