Press Releases

November 04, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Sponsor Resolution to Recognize November as Native American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), introduced a Senate resolution to designate November as Native American Heritage Month. "This resolution recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month honors the countless ways Native American have shaped New Mexico and our national identity. It also challenges us to examine how we can better stand with Tribes to meet our trust and treaty obligations,"… Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

Udall, Heinrich: New Mexico Priorities Pass the Senate in Major Funding Bills

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined the full Senate in voting to pass a package of Fiscal Year 2020 bills to fund New Mexico priorities, including the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, the Agriculture Appropriations Bill, the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill, and the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Bill. The b… Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

Senate Passes Udall, Heinrich Resolution Honoring Nation’s Nuclear Weapons Workers, Declare National Day of Remembrance

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the entire Senate unanimously passed a resolution that designated October 30, 2019, as National Day of Remembrance for workers who helped develop and support the nation's nuclear weapons program. The Day of Remembrance honors Americans who supported the nation's nuclear efforts from World War II through the Cold War, as well as workers in nuclear weapons programs today. Nuclear workers across the cou… Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Defends the Land and Water Conservation Fund on Senate Floor Ahead of Key Interior Appropriations Vote

VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhcS5onw_QE&feature=youtu.be WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, spoke on the Senate floor to defend the Land and Water Conservation Fund against a proposed amendment that would block the Department of the Interior from using LWCF funds to purchase land for conservation purposes. On the floor, Udall highlighted the bipartisan su… Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

VIDEO: Senate Passes Udall’s Bipartisan Interior Appropriations Bill

Udall fought back against cuts proposed by the Trump administration, securing strong investments for the EPA and conservation programs and pushing back on Interior's Bureau of Land Management relocation VIDEO: Udall spoke on the Senate floor today to defend the Land and Water Conservation Fund VIDEO: Udall spoke on the Senate floor last week in favor of the Interior Appropriations bill WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommitte… Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

Udall, Lowenthal Seek Input on Landmark Legislation to Address the Global Plastic Waste Crisis

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif) announced that they are circulating a discussion draft of landmark legislation to tackle the plastic waste crisis. The lawmakers are seeking public comments and stakeholder input, building on their initial comment period, before they plan to introduce the bill in Congress. The initial comment period received over 150 responses. The process is open to anyone to participate. A summary of the outline… Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

VIDEO: Senate Republicans Block Udall, Merkley Effort to Pass ‘For the People Act’ to Restore our Democracy and Protect Elections From Foreign Interference

Video of Udall and Merkley's floor speeches can be found HERE. WASHINGTON- Today, Senate Republicans blocked an effort by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to pass the For the People Act, an urgently-needed package of electoral reforms to protect and strengthen our democratic processes, including from foreign influence exploiting weaknesses in our election security and campaign finance law enforcement. In March, Udall, Merkley and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer… Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Vote to Reverse Trump Admin. Effort to Roll Back Pre-Existing Condition Protections for Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to void the Trump administration's recent rule issuing waivers to allow "junk plans" that do not offer full protections for preexisting conditions and fail to provide adequate health insurance. The Trump administration's rule allows using waivers under section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act to sabotage Americans' health care and undermine the critical pre-existing condition protections that more than 130 mill… Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Udall, Kaine Introduce Resolution to Reinforce U.S. Leadership in Peaceful Use of Space & Technology Innovation

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution to maintain U.S. leadership in protecting satellites and spacecraft in Earth's orbit from space debris and ensuring that all nations cooperate to promote the peaceful use of space for research and commercial purposes. The resolution prioritizes the implementation of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space guidelines negotia… Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

New Mexico Delegation Celebrates House Passage of Permanent Chaco Canyon Protections

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small, joined Tribal leaders and conservation advocates to celebrate the House passage of the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, a bipartisan bill to prevent future mineral leasing on federally-owned lands around Chaco Canyon. Introduced in April by the New Mexico Delegation, the Chaco Cultural Heritage Protection Act would withdraw 316,0… Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce USDA Grants for Native Americans, Veterans for Agricultural Training and Support

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the Not Forgotten Outreach organization $200,766 to train veterans in agricultural practices to support their transition from military to civilian life. The USDA also awarded the Indian Nations Conservation Alliance (INCA) $224,412 for outreach programs to improve access to USDA tribal grant assistance.… Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Presses Boeing Executives on Lax Safety Culture Resulting in Two Fatal Crashes

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, questioned Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Vice President John Hamilton about the company's "cozy" relationship with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulators and commitments to reform in the aftermath of two fatal crashes involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. Udall pressed the Boeing leaders to take responsibility for their company's culture and business processes in orde… Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Udall and Lowenthal Statement Ahead of Beverage Companies’ Plastics Announcement

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) released the following joint statement ahead of an announcement from The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo about a new sustainability initiative. Udall and Lowenthal are drafting major legislation, to be introduced this fall, to tackle the plastic waste crisis. "The environmental and health crisis caused by plastic pollution has captured the attention of people across the globe - … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Water Conservation Legislation to Safeguard Water Resources for Future Generations

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.),Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), introduced the Western Water Security Act of 2019, legislation to improve water management in the West through investments in water infrastructure, a focus on conservation, efficiency, and environmental restoration, and tailored funding for local communities. The forward-looking legislation will arm communi… Continue Reading


October 25, 2019

NM Delegation Hails $3 Million for UNM Program Focused on Improving Autonomous Technology

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.) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of New Mexico (UNM) $3,254,834 for their Cognitive Autonomy for Human CPS: Turning Novices into Experts program. This program will help develop improvements that will make autonomous technology more adaptable to real-life behavior whil… Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

New Mexico Delegation Announces Grants to Airports Across New Mexico For Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $7 million in grants to airports across New Mexico, including the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Las Cruces International Airport, Portales Municipal Airport and Lea County Regional Airport, to fund infrastructural improvements. "New Mexico's ai… Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bill to Incentivize Renewable Energy, Localize Benefits

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senators Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and James Risch (R-Idaho) to introduce bipartisan legislation to incentivize responsible renewable energy development on public lands and allow local communities to reap the economic benefits. The Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act (PLREDA) of 2019 would streamline the permit… Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Udall, Senate Democrats Introduce the Homeland Security Improvement Act

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the Homeland Security Improvement Act to address some of the nation's immigration challenges at the southwest border and improve Department of Homeland Security (DHS) engagement with border communities. The bill establishes an ombudsm… Continue Reading


October 23, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Speaks as Bipartisan Interior Appropriations Bill Reaches Senate Floor

Udall fought back against cuts proposed by the Trump administration, securing strong investments for the environment and public lands and pushing back on Interior's Bureau of Land Management relocation VIDEO LINK HERE WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, spoke on the Senate floor in support of his subcommittee's bipartisan funding bill, the Fiscal Year 2020 Interior, Environm… Continue Reading


October 23, 2019

VIDEO: Udall Addresses 2019 Democratic Latino Summit

At a time of devastating attacks on the Latino community, Senate Democrats and Latino leaders focus on addressing the most pressing challenges facing the community WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) delivered remarks at the 2019 Democratic Latino summit along with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chair, Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chair, Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Sena… Continue Reading

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