Press Releases

August 31, 2017

Udall Condemns Trump’s Reported Plan to End DACA

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to news that President Trump may soon announce an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He issued the following statement: "DACA has compassionately allowed 9,000 young New Mexicans, who have known no other country than the United States as their home, to legally realize their dreams of continuing their education and contributing to the economy and their community. These young people came to our country as children… Continue Reading


August 30, 2017

IN THE NEWS: The Lincoln National Forest slated for $360,000 project


August 25, 2017

IN THE NEWS: Q&A with U.S. Senator Tom Udall

by Scott Turner


August 25, 2017

Udall, Heinrich Announce $3.4 Million for Restoration Projects in the Carson, Cibola, Gila, and Lincoln National Forests

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced $3.4 million in funding from the U.S. Forest Service for restoration projects in four of New Mexico's national forests. The projects will aim to promote healthy watersheds, reduce the threat of wildfires, and improve the functioning of forest ecosystems by reducing the number and density of small diameter trees on public forest lands in New Mexico. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service Collabo… Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

IN THE NEWS: Interior’s review of monuments complete, but details kept secret

by Andrew Oxford


August 24, 2017

Udall Statement on Secretary Zinke's Monument Review Report

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was expected to release a series of recommendations he has made to the White House regarding potential changes to several national monuments across the country, including two in New Mexico - the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande Del Norte National Monuments. Instead, Secretary Zinke released a short summary of the review process without any details about his proposed recommendations, leaving many questions unanswered.… Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

OP-ED: It's time to outlaw lunch shaming

by Senator Tom Udall


August 22, 2017

IN THE NEWS: New Mexico delegates make plea for 2 national monuments

by By Susan Montoya Bryan


August 21, 2017

Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Lujan Grisham Urge Interior Secretary to Honor New Mexicans’ Views and Leave NM’s Monuments Alone

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - As the deadline nears for U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to complete his review of national monuments created under the Antiquities Act, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham urged him one more time to respect the wishes of thousands of New Mexicans who cherish Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monuments, and leave them intact. "The voices of New Mexicans could no… Continue Reading


August 18, 2017

IN THE NEWS: A family’s future on the line

by By Uriel J. Garcia and Andrew Oxford


August 18, 2017

IN THE NEWS: Climate report paints dry picture of U.S. Southwest

by Laura Paskus


August 16, 2017

IN THE NEWS: Federal funds to target addiction in Rio Arriba County


August 16, 2017

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce New Project to Fight Opioid Crisis in Rio Arriba County

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced a new AmeriCorps VISTA program to fight the opioid crisis in Rio Arriba County, which has one of the highest heroin overdose death rates in the country. With an investment of $168,795 a year for up to five years, and seven AmeriCorps VISTA members on the ground, the Rio Arriba County Health and Human Services Department AmeriCorps VISTA program will provide assistance and support… Continue Reading


August 16, 2017

IN THE NEWS: What veterans have to lose in Trump’s national monument review

by Brett Myrick


August 15, 2017

PHOTO: Udall Delivers Keynote Address at NM WRRI’s Annual Water Conference: 'Federal Water Policy and New Mexico: Our Progress and the Challenges Ahead’

SOCORRO, N.M. - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall delivered the keynote address at New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute's (WRRI) 62nd Annual N.M. Water Conference. In his address, entitled "Federal Water Policy and New Mexico: Our Progress and the Challenges Ahead," Udall discussed the current water challenges facing New Mexico, including climate change, innovative solutions and opportunities for making every drop count, and his work to improve federal water policy to best support New Mexic… Continue Reading


August 15, 2017

PHOTO: Udall Delivers Keynote Address at NM WRRI’s Annual Water Conference: 'Federal Water Policy and New Mexico: Our Progress and the Challenges Ahead’

SOCORRO, N.M. - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall delivered the keynote address at New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute's (WRRI) 62nd Annual N.M. Water Conference. In his address, entitled "Federal Water Policy and New Mexico: Our Progress and the Challenges Ahead," Udall discussed the current water challenges facing New Mexico, including climate change, innovative solutions and opportunities for making every drop count, and his work to improve federal water policy to best support New Mexic… Continue Reading


August 15, 2017

PHOTO: Udall Touts Kirtland’s Critical Mission & Cutting-Edge Technology in Meeting with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command

ALBUQUERQUE - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall met with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center to discuss Kirtland Air Force Base's critical national security mission, cutting-edge technology, and future plans for harnessing the base's research and development capabilities to maintain the United States' technological advantage. As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, which oversees funding for… Continue Reading


August 15, 2017

IN THE NEWS: Senators look to pass MGT via defense bill

by Adam Mazmanian


August 15, 2017

IN THE NEWS: Act aims to support military moms

by Maddy Hayden


August 14, 2017

Udall Condemns White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

ALBUQUERQUE - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement denouncing the hateful beliefs and acts of violence and domestic terrorism of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend: "As a proud American and U.S. Senator from New Mexico, I denounce in the strongest terms possible the anti-American white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKK members who voice hate, bigotry and violence against others because of their race and religion. While their right to protest - and… Continue Reading

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