Press Releases

August 20, 2018

Udall, Heinrich Call on Trump Administration to Uphold Protections for Servicemembers Against Predatory Lending & Financial Fraud

WASHINGTON - In an effort to shield New Mexico's 12,000 active-duty military members and their families from abusive financial practices, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined every Democratic member of the U.S. Senate in urging the Trump Administration not to abandon its duty to protect our servicemembers and their families under the Military Lending Act (MLA). The MLA was passed in 2006 with bipartisan support to help safeguard active-duty military members and t… Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

IN THE NEWS: UNM wins $3.5M in grants for microscope, online program

by Journal Staff Report


August 20, 2018

Udall Thanks Grants Native for Work During Washington, D.C., Internship

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall thanked Grants native Sean Erice for his work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During his ten weeks on Capitol Hill, Erice worked primarily on issues related to health and education. "U.S. Senate interns experience first-hand the inner workings of the lawmaking process," said Udall. "It has been a pleasure to have Sean in my office this summer, and I wish him the best as he builds on his experiences from this internship in his … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Udall Thanks Santa Fe Native for Work During Washington, D.C., Internship

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall thanked Santa Fe native Gabriela Romero for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her six weeks on Capitol Hill, Romero worked with the Senator's communications team. "Interning in the U.S. Senate can be a formative experience, and it has been a pleasure to have Gabriela in my office this summer," said Udall. "I wish her the best as she returns to school this fall, and I hope she is able to apply the knowledge she ga… Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Udall Thanks Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Intern for Work During Washington, D.C., Internship

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall thanked Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Intern Shandiin Herrera for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her ten weeks on Capitol Hill, Herrera worked primarily on issues related to Indian affairs. "U.S. Senate interns gain invaluable experience as they learn to navigate the nation's legislative process and the Capitol's halls," Udall said. "It has been a pleasure to work with Shandiin this summer, an… Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Udall Thanks Albuquerque Native for Work During Washington, D.C., Internship

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall thanked Albuquerque native Claire Wengrod for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her nine weeks on Capitol Hill, Wengrod worked primarily on issues related to agriculture and the environment. "U.S. Senate interns gain invaluable experience as they learn to navigate the nation's legislative process and the Capitol's halls," Udall said. "It has been a pleasure to work with Claire this summer, and I hope that she fin… Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Udall Thanks Albuquerque Native for Work During Washington, D.C., Internship

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall thanked Albuquerque native Silvia Martinez for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her six weeks on Capitol Hill, Martinez worked primarily on issues related to health and education. "Interns like Silvia play integral roles in my office's operations," said Udall. "I hope she finds her experiences during this internship rewarding as she pursues her dream of advocating for our nation's immigrants." Martinez said sh… Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Udall Requests Kavanaugh Records on Native American Issues

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, formally requested all records pertaining to Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's involvement with Native American issues during his tenure as White House Staff Secretary and as White House Counsel. In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Udall asked Grassley to turn over all records under his control pertaining to Kavanaugh's work on Indian … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change

by Indianz.com


August 15, 2018

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce NASA Grant For Navajo Tech Robotics Academy

WASHINGTON - Today, 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 that Navajo Technical University (NTU) in Crownpoint, N.M. was awarded $324,800 by NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project to develop a robotics academy. NTU has long championed using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum in innovative ways to encourage Navajo students to seek technically-based careers. The new… Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

Udall Honors National Navajo Code Talkers Day

WASHINGTON - Today, on National Navajo Code Talkers Day, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement honoring the service of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II: "When the first 29 Navajo recruits came to Camp Pendleton, California in the spring of 1942, they arrived with a fierce determination to defend their homeland and the sacred ideals of the United States. The Code Talkers carried that patriotic dedication forward, ev… Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

Udall Statement on EPA’s Proposed Asbestos Rule

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing the EPA's budget, released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Asbestos Problem Formulation document and Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for asbestos: "I'm always troubled when I learn that EPA has ignored its own expert staff, but what most alarms me is that the EPA is proposing to conduct a risk evaluation that excludes among the most commo… Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Announce $3.5 Million in NSF Grants to UNM for Transmission Electron Microscope, Professional Development for HS Teachers

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham announced two funding awards to the University of New Mexico (UNM), totaling $3.5 million, from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The awards will enable UNM to acquire a transmission electron microscope for state-of-the-art research, and will fund the creation of an online professional development program for high school science and mathematics teachers. Together, these initiatives… Continue Reading


August 10, 2018

Udall, Heinrich Announce $2.6 Million to NMSU for National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University (NMSU) was awarded $2,633,530 in funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Resource Hub). The HSI Resource Hub will serve as a nexus for strategies and tools to improve undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic-serving institutions throughout the nation. "New Mexico State University is… Continue Reading


August 10, 2018

Udall, Heinrich Announce $249K Grant To APS For Native American Language Program

WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Indian Education Department's Diné Bizaad & A:shiwi Language Program has received a $249,438 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will support three years of instruction of both the Navajo (Diné) and Zuni (A:shiwi) languages in APS schools at the elementary and middle school levels. Udall and Heinrich led the effort to include… Continue Reading


August 09, 2018

Udall Statement on Federal Court Ordering Ban on Chlorpyrifos

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee overseeing the EPA's budget, released the following statement after a federal appeals court nullified the Trump Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2017 decision not to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Udall has led the effort in the Senate to ban chlorpyrifos. In 2017, he introduced the Nerve Agent Pesticides Act to ban the toxic pesticide. "Today's decision represents a monu… Continue Reading


August 09, 2018

Udall Statement on Termination of Tribune-Sinclair Merger

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after Tribune Media Company announced it was "terminating" its merger agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group. "The termination of the Sinclair-Tribune merger is good news for people who depend on reliable and independent local news to stay informed. I'm proud to have worked with Senator Cantwell and the countless Americans who spoke up and helped stop this unprecedented cor… Continue Reading


August 05, 2018

On 3rd Anniversary of Gold King Mine Spill, Udall, Heinrich, Luján Denounce EPA’s Continued Failure to Compensate Victims

WASHINGTON - On the 3rd anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (all D-N.M.) denounced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s ongoing failure to compensate victims in the Navajo Nation and New Mexico - despite repeated promises to do so from former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The New Mexico lawmakers have successfully secured millions in funding for a long-term water monitoring plan for areas impa… Continue Reading


August 03, 2018

Udall, Heinrich Urge Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a bipartisan group of senators urging Senate leadership to permanently reauthorize and to fully fund the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "The LWCF is one of the country's best conservation programs, preserving public lands and ensuring access to outdoor recreation in rural and urban areas," the senators wrote. "For the last half century, it has protected lands, historic sites, national parks, wilderness areas, and urban parks … Continue Reading


August 03, 2018

Udall: Major Defense Bill Strengthens NM, Nation

Successfully fights off anti-environment provisions WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the full Senate in voting to pass the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a major bill that benefits New Mexico's service members and military families, veterans, military bases, and defense programs throughout the state. The NDAA now goes to the president's desk to be signed into law. "Thanks to our deep tradition of service and our premier military bases and federal installations, New … 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
Showing page   of 161