Press Releases

September 21, 2017

New Mexico Delegation Encourages Boeing to Conduct Phantom Express Development Contract at SPA, WSMR

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján, and Michelle Lujan Grisham encouraged Boeing to conduct the Phantom Express development contract at Spaceport America (SPA) with support of White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). "New Mexico's restricted airspace, technical workforce, decades of experience working with NASA, and the inland location of the Spaceport make it the ideal location for Boeing to conduct the Phantom Express… Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Udall Statement on Senate Republicans’ Plan to Vote on Radical Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement after Senate Republicans announced that they intend to vote on the dangerous, last-ditch Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare bill next week: "Senate Republicans are barreling forward with the cruelest and most devastating version of TrumpCare yet. This disastrous bill would strip health care from hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans and tens of millions of Americans by eviscerating Medicaid and causing premiums to soar. Graham-Cassidy, … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Udall Applauds $1 Million in Federal Funding for Innovate ABQ Bioscience Lab Incubator

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Commerce and Appropriations committees, applauded the announcement that the Innovate ABQ will receive $1 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce to establish a bioscience business incubator. The funding, which was supported by Udall and the rest of the N.M. congressional delegation, will pay for renovation of an existing building to house labs with corresponding office space in Albuquerque, and is expected to create 155 jobs… Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Udall, Peters, Warren Introduce Bill Barring Taxpayer-Funded Travel at Properties Owned by President, Executive Branch Officials

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Gary Peters (D- Mich.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management, and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced Heightened Oversight of Travel, Eating, and Lodging (HOTEL) Act to prohibit executive branch employee travel expenses paid by tax dollars from being spent at properties owned by the president, vice president, cabinet secretaries or their family members. The legislation aims to prevent potentia… Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Senators Introduce Bill to Reform Antiquated Hardrock Mining Laws

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017, legislation to modernize the nation's antiquated hardrock mining laws. The bill requires companies to pay royalties for the first time for the ability to extract mineral resources like gold, silver, and copper from public lands, helps ensure that taxpayers aren't on the hook for clea… Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Udall Opposes Last-Ditch TrumpCare Plan

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement in response to Republicans' latest attempt to rush legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act through Congress: "Once again, New Mexicans find themselves on the wrong end of a disastrous Trump/Republican health care bill. Written behind closed doors and negotiated in secret, the latest TrumpCare bill will eviscerate Medicaid, strip health care away from millions, and eliminate protections for people with pre-existing… Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Udall, Heinrich Honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanic-Serving Institutions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, members of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, have cosponsored a Senate resolution to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and recognizes the culture, heritage, history and contributions of the Hispanic community in New Mexico and across the nation. Udall and Heinrich also cosponsored a Senate resolution designating the week of Sept. 18 as National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week, in honor of New M… Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Udall and Moran’s Bipartisan MGT Act Clears the Senate in FY18 National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) applauded the inclusion of their Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act as part of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 (FY18). Their bipartisan legislation was introduced as an amendment (#1006) to the FY18 NDAA to modernize government information technology (IT), eliminate wasteful spending and strengthen cybersecurity. "The MGT Act is a perfect example of what we can accompl… Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Udall Votes for Major National Defense Bill to Benefit New Mexico & Nation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the Senate in voting 89-8 for a major national defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to support troops and military families, and to strengthen national defense programs in New Mexico and across the country. The bill, which will now be sent to the president, includes several measures that Udall has championed to benefit the national security mission being carried out at New Mexico's national laboratories, military bases and… Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Udall, Heinrich Urge President Trump to Reject Secretary Zinke’s Recommended Changes to National Monuments

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich released the following joint statement on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's report on national monuments, which was leaked to the media late Sunday: "During Secretary Zinke's review process, almost 3 million Americans - including thousands of New Mexicans - made their opinions clear. They believe our existing national monuments are vitally important to our economy, community and culture, and they don't want them changed. "The Depart… Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Udall, Heinrich Urge USTR Lighthizer to Support New Mexico's Pecan Farmers and Lower Tariffs on Pecan Exports

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a bipartisan group of six other senators in urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to help New Mexico's pecan farmers increase exports by taking action to lower the tariffs on pecan exports to India. India's current high tariffs on pecans are impacting New Mexico and American pecan farmers, and have created a trade barrier not imposed on other tree nut producers. In a letter to Lighthizer, the senators note that … Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Udall Joins Democrats in Introducing Bill to Expand Access to Affordable, High Quality Child Care for New Mexico Families

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined a number of Democrats in introducing major legislation to ensure working families throughout New Mexico and across the country have access to affordable, high-quality child care. The Child Care for Working Families Act is a comprehensive early learning and child care bill to ensure working families can afford high-quality child care and preschool programs. The Child Care for Working Families Act would create a partnership between the federal and… Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Udall Leads Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on High Risk Indian Health, Education, and Energy Programs

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, presided over an oversight hearing entitled "High Risk Indian Programs: Progress and Efforts in Addressing GAO's Recommendations" to assess progress and efforts to address the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) designation of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), and Indian Health Service (IHS) programs as "high risk." Udall led the hearing as part of a series to ex… Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Udall Proposes Amendments to Benefit New Mexico & Nation in Major Defense Bill

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that he is proposing several amendments to a major defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to benefit New Mexico's national labs and military families, modernize outdated and wasteful government IT systems and save taxpayers money. The bill, which sets defense policy for the nation, is being debated on the Senate floor this week. "The annual National Defense Authorization Act is always an important bill for New Mex… Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Indian Affairs Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Combat Native American Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tom Udall (D-NM), chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jon Tester (D-MT), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, welcomed the passage of their bipartisan legislation to address Native American veteran homelessness. The Tribal HUD-VASH Act, introduced by Senator Tester, will renew a joint tribal housing initiative between the U.S. Department of Housing… Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Udall Statement on the Passing of Former Senator Pete Domenici

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall offered his condolences to the family of former Senator Pete Domenici, who passed away this morning. Udall succeeded Domenici in the U.S. Senate. "Jill and I were very saddened to hear of the passing of Senator Pete Domenici this morning, and we send our deepest sympathies to his family. "Senator Domenici is a legend in New Mexico politics, and though he will be sorely missed, his impact will be felt in the state - and the nation - for generations to … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $4.4 Million to Navajo Nation for Repairs at the Shiprock Airstrip

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced a $4.4 million grant has been awarded to the Navajo Nation to rehabilitate the runway at the Shiprock Airstrip. Last year, the Shiprock Airstrip was awarded $350,000 for the design phase of runway reconstruction, and this latest grant will pay for construction and rehabilitation. The funding comes as part of the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's di… Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Udall to Cosponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that he will sign on as an original cosponsor to Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All legislation, which would ensure every American would have access to comprehensive health insurance regardless of income or employment status. Udall supported similar proposals sponsored by Rep. John Conyers when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2003, 2005, and 2007. Udall made the following statement: "I believe that health care is… Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Democrats to DHS IG: Does Trump Use of Private Residences Jeopardize Secret Service's Compliance with Federal Law?

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, questioned whether the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) can comply with federal law and congressionally mandated spending limits when the agency uses millions of taxpayer dollars to protect President Trump's multiple properties, including Trump Tower i… Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

VIDEO: Udall Speaks on Senate Floor Against President Trump's Decision to Rescind DACA and Put Thousands of Dreamers at Risk of Deportation

VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/senatortomudall/videos/10155489526822870/ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act and codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), after President Trump announced he would end the program, which has allowed 800,000 young people - and almost 8,000 New Mexicans - to get legal status so they can work and go to school. In his speech, Udall told the stories of promising young New Mexicans… Continue Reading

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