Press Releases

December 10, 2016

Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Lujan Grisham Announce Passage of Bipartisan Measure to Expedite Gold King Mine Spill Recovery

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that a bipartisan measure to expedite reimbursements to Tribal, local and state governments for costs incurred in responding to the Gold King Mine spill has passed both Houses of Congress as an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The amendment - authored by Senators Udall and Heinrich on the Senate side and introduced by Luj&aacut… Continue Reading

December 10, 2016

Udall Votes for Short-Term Agreement to Keep Government Open

WASHINGTON - Tonight, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined the full Senate in voting 63-36 for a short-term agreement to keep the government running until April 28. The bill also includes a measure that would expedite a bill to change the law requiring a Defense Secretary to have been out of military service for at least seven years. President-elect Donald Trump's expected nominee for Defense Secretary, Marine Gen. James Mattis, retired in 2013. The st… Continue Reading

December 09, 2016

NM Delegation Welcomes Final Passage of PROTECT Patrimony Resolution Condemning the Trafficking of Stolen Tribal Cultural Items

WASHINGTON - Today, the members of New Mexico's U.S. Senate and U.S. House delegation hailed final passage of the Protection of the Right of Tribes to stop the Export of Cultural and Traditional (PROTECT) Patrimony Resolution (House Concurrent Resolution 122). The bipartisan resolution was introduced by U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce and cosponsored by Senator Martin Heinrich in the Senate, Representatives Ben Ray Luj├ín and Michelle Lujan Grisham in the House. It con… Continue Reading

December 09, 2016

Udall Statement on Trump's Expected Nomination of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Secretary of the Interior

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, and incoming vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump's expected nomination of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) to head the U.S. Department of the Interior: "I have known Representative McMorris Rodgers for a number of years after serving with her in the House, and I congr… Continue Reading

December 08, 2016

Udall Votes for Major National Defense Bill to Secure NM Priorities

Washington - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the Senate in voting 92-7 for a major national defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to support our troops and national defense programs in New Mexico and across the country. The bill, which has already passed the House and will now be sent to the president, contains provisions that Udall has championed to strengthen New Mexico's national laboratories, military bases, and other defense initiatives important to the state's e… Continue Reading

December 08, 2016

Udall Statement on 75th Anniversary of Bataan Invasion

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Bataan invasion, which began on December 8, 1941 - just hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor - when soldiers from the 200th Coast Artillery Regiment became the "first to fire" to defend the Philippines from Japanese bombers. The 200th Coast Artillery Regiment was made up of members of the New Mexico National Guard and were deployed to the Philippines before the onset of hostilities against the Japanese in Sept… Continue Reading

December 07, 2016

Udall Joins Senators in Urging President-Elect Trump to Oppose Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

Washington - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined 20 of his Senate colleagues in writing a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump urging him to keep his campaign promises not to cut Medicare and Medicaid programs. President-elect Trump's transition team and Republicans in Congress are calling for sweeping changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs that would increase the Medicare eligibility age, privatize Medicare, replace guaranteed benefits with vouchers and raise out-of-pocket costs. Thes… Continue Reading

December 07, 2016

Udall Statement on Trump's Nominee for EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to President-elect Trump expected nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as EPA Administrator: "Global warming is one of the greatest threats to public health, our environment and our national security. And New Mexico is in the bull's eye, as farmers and anyone who relies on water and weather know all too well. The American people accept that the science is real; the facts can't be denied, and we need to take urgent action to … Continue Reading

December 07, 2016

Udall, Heinrich Welcome Critical Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic in New Mexico

Washington - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined the Senate in voting 94-5 for a bill that includes critically needed new resources for New Mexico and other states struggling to treat and prevent the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic. The funding was included in bipartisan health care legislation called the 21st Century Cures Act and now will be sent to the president's desk to be signed into law. The bill sets aside $1 billion for competitive grants to supplement o… Continue Reading

December 07, 2016

Udall: Staying in the Senate is the Best Way I can Fight for New Mexico

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement: "I am very grateful for the support of so many New Mexicans who have personally urged me to run for governor in 2018. Under the current governor, our state has fallen behind in education and jobs. We have failed to take full advantage of our abundant natural resources and our potential for developing a renewable energy industry. While I firmly believe that I have the backing and the experience to properly address all these issues, I have det… Continue Reading

December 07, 2016

Udall Welcomes EPA Proposal to Ban TCE in Dry Cleaning Under Lautenberg Chemical Safety Law

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rule to ban uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) under the newly reformed bipartisan chemical safety law. It is the EPA's first effort to ban an existing chemical since it failed in its attempt to ban asbestos in the early 1990s. Used as a degreaser and spot remover in dry cleaning, TCE is a neurotoxin linked to cancer, developmental impacts and liver… Continue Reading

December 05, 2016

Udall, Heinrich Urge Passage of Foster Care Reforms to Help Growing Number of Children Affected by Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Washington - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 23 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to include strongly supported reforms to the foster care system in any end-of-year budget agreement. The Family First Prevention Services Act would allow states to use federal foster care funds to pay for programs that improve home life, such as mental health services and in-home parenting programs, which are crucial in light of the growing number… Continue Reading

December 05, 2016

Udall Welcomes Decision to Reject Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the incoming vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to reject the current route for the Dakota Access Pipeline and explore alternatives: "I appreciate the president and the Army Corps of Engineers' decision today to deny an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing under Lake Oahe in North Dakota and to explore alternate routes. Over the last seven mo… Continue Reading

December 02, 2016

Udall, Heinrich Announce $700,000 Grant to Help Doña Ana County Treat Chronic Mental Illness

Washington - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced a $700,000 grant awarded to Doña Ana County as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) grant program to improve the health and social outcomes of individuals suffering from chronic mental illnesses. The AOT grants support pilot programs designed to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations and interactions… Continue Reading

December 01, 2016

Senators to Trump: Drain the Swamp at EPA, DOE, DOI

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall is among a group of 10 senators who sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump today calling on him to remove members of his team with deep ties to the fossil fuel industry managing his Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Department of the Interior transitions. By installing insiders with strong ties to major polluters at agencies charged with regulating those polluters, the Senators write, Trump is abandoning his campaign promise to… Continue Reading

November 30, 2016

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Smooth Transition for Chemical Safety Reform Implementation in New Administration

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sent a bipartisan letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence in his role as chair of the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, urging the new administration to ensure there is continuity in the implementation … Continue Reading

November 30, 2016

Udall Calls for Urgent Action on Dakota Pipeline to Protect Tribal Rights, Safety of Demonstrators

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, incoming vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, condemned the violence against Tribal members and others protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline and called on President Barack Obama to take urgent action to protect the protesters and address their concerns about how the pipeline could harm the water quality near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. In a letter, Udall urged the Obama administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to co… Continue Reading

November 29, 2016

Udall: With EPA Announcement of First 10 Chemicals for Review Under New Law, Historic Chemical Reform Bill Already Working to Keep Americans Safe

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement of the first 10 chemicals that the agency will review for possible risks to public health and the environment, as required under Udall's Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Udall's landmark, bipartisan bill, which was signed into law by President Obama in June, reforms the broken Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), ensuring that children and communities … Continue Reading

November 29, 2016

Udall Joins Senate in Passing ECHO Act to Increase Rural Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the full Senate in voting 97-0 to approve the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act -- a measure based on the University of New Mexico's successful Project ECHO program -- to increase access to high quality health care in rural communities. Udall is a cosponsor of the bill and, as a member of the Appropriations Committee, has been a strong supporter of funding for the program. The ECHO Act would expand the successful Project Extension… Continue Reading

November 23, 2016

Udall Congratulates New Mexico Nominees to United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced the 35 New Mexico students who have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy beginning in 2017. A congressional, vice-presidential, or service-connected nomination is required for admission to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students receiving Udall's nomination completed a competitive application process, which included an… Continue Reading

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