Press Releases

January 22, 2016

NM Delegation Welcomes BLM's Draft Rule on Reducing Natural Gas Loss, Fighting Climate Change

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham welcomed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) draft rules for curbing natural gas waste. New Mexico is the nation's leading producer of oil from onshore federal land, and second for natural gas production. Yet too much of the state's natural gas goes to waste through venting, flaring and leaks - causing dangerous methane pollution over the San Juan Basin. Methane is a pot… Continue Reading


January 22, 2016

NM Delegation Welcomes $12.6 Million to Tribes for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that several New Mexico Tribes are receiving a total of $12.6 million over five years for diabetes prevention and treatment programs. Tribes receiving funding include the Mescalero Apache Tribe and the Pueblos of Jemez, Taos, Zia, Zuni and Santa Ana, as well as the Indian Health Service Albuquerque Area. The grants are part of the Speci… Continue Reading


January 20, 2016

Ahead of Citizens United Anniversary, Udall Announces 2 Major Election Reform Bills

WASHINGTON - Ahead of tomorrow's sixth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) announced that he is introducing two bills to help restore voters' voices in our democracy and follow through on the president's call to fix our politics during last week's State of the Union address. Udall is a champion for fair elections that are free of unlimited and undisclosed special interest money, and is the lead sponsor of a constitutional amendment to… Continue Reading


January 19, 2016

Udall, Heinrich Call on Legislature to Put Constitutional Amendment to Improve Well-Being of NM Children on the Ballot

WASHINGTON - Today, on the first day of the state legislative session, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to the leaders of the New Mexico House and Senate, formally calling on them to work together to improve the well-being of New Mexico's children. Specifically, Udall and Heinrich urged legislators to bring up and pass a measure that would allow voters to amend the constitution and invest a portion of the state's Land Grant Permanent Fund in the most effective early chil… Continue Reading


January 15, 2016

NM Delegation Presses for Disaster Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers Recovering from December Storms

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to quickly approve the State of New Mexico's request for disaster assistance following December's catastrophic winter storm. The storm hurt farmers and ranchers across 18 New Mexico counties, and a secretarial disaster designation would allow them to access Farm Service Agency emergency loans. These … Continue Reading


January 14, 2016

Udall Congratulates New Mexico Nominees to United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that 36 New Mexico students have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy. A congressional, vice-presidential, or service-connected nomination is required for admission to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students receiving Udall's nomination participated in a competitive application process, which included an interview with the sena… Continue Reading


January 12, 2016

Udall Responds to President's Final State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address: "President Obama was right to be upbeat in his final State of the Union address. We've made tremendous progress in this country. We took historic steps to ensure tens of thousands of New Mexicans - and millions of Americans - can get health care when they're sick. We reformed K-12 education. We're dramatically increasing the production of solar and wind energy.… Continue Reading


January 12, 2016

Udall, Heinrich Urge Executive Action to Limit Anonymous Campaign Contributions

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 27 other senators to urge the president to limit anonymous political spending in elections by requiring new transparency for previously secret campaign contributions. The senators are pushing the administration to require federal contractors to disclose political spending before submitting bids for government work. The administration released a draft plan to do so five years ago, but has not finalized it. The senators mad… Continue Reading


January 08, 2016

Delegation Secures Promise that New Mexicans will Continue to be able to Fly with NM Licenses until 2018

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luj├ín and Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following response to today's statement by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on the final phase of REAL ID implementation: "In December, we convened a meeting with DHS officials and urged the administration to provide New Mexico families and businesses with certainty about whether they would be able to board a commercial airplane with a driver's lice… Continue Reading


January 07, 2016

Looking Ahead to 2016

From welcoming Valles Caldera into the National Park Service and securing funding to modernize the Columbus border crossing to advances in lifesaving technology to prevent drunk driving, we made exciting progress in 2015. I was especially proud to end the year with passage in the Senate of my bipartisan bill to protect our kids from dangerous chemicals. Looking forward to 2016, I will continue working hard to do what's right for New Mexicans. That means fighting for resources for our national la… Continue Reading


January 05, 2016

Udall Statement on President's Action to Prevent Gun Violence

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement: "Recent mass shootings in Tucson, Newtown, Aurora, Charleston, Roseburg, San Bernardino and elsewhere have shocked and saddened us all, not just because of the tragic and senseless loss of life but because they have shed light on loopholes in our gun laws and deep problems in the availability of mental health care. Every day, 30 Americans die from gun violence - 100,000 have been killed over the last decade -- and in too many ca… Continue Reading


December 23, 2015

Udall, Heinrich, Luján and Lujan Grisham Secure Pledge from DHS that NM Can get Delay of REAL ID Enforcement if Governor and Legislature Agree on REAL ID Fix

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has informed them that the state of New Mexico can still get an extension of the deadline for REAL ID enforcement if Gov. Susana Martinez and the leadership of the N.M. House and Senate can verify to DHS that they agree on legislation that ensures REAL ID compliance. Seeking answers on behalf of New Mexi… Continue Reading


December 22, 2015

Udall Secures Sports Safety Provisions to Protect Youth Athletes from Concussions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Commerce committees, announced that the president has signed into law as part of the "omnibus" appropriations measure several sports safety provisions that Udall has championed to help protect youth athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries. Udall has led efforts in Congress to improve equipment safety standards and curb false advertising claims, focusing on ensuring parents, coaches … Continue Reading


December 22, 2015

Udall, Heinrich Secure $85.6 Million for Columbus Port of Entry Expansion

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Martin Heinrich announced that they have secured $85.6 million for construction of a new, replacement land port of entry in Columbus, New Mexico. The project will expand the current border crossing facilities to safely and efficiently accommodate increases in car, commercial and pedestrian traffic -- improving security, encouraging trade and creating jobs in Southern New Mexico. The funding w… Continue Reading


December 22, 2015

Udall Provision to Require VA Report on Burn Pits will help Advance Care and Treatment for Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that he secured a provision in the "omnibus" appropriations bill signed by the president last week requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report on the status and findings of its burn pit registry. The registry -- which was created by Udall's Burn Pits Registry Act -- is the first step toward providing medical care and research for service members and veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from open-air burn pits … Continue Reading


December 18, 2015

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Include Provision to Support Gold King Mine Monitoring Efforts in End-of-Year Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that they included a provision in the end-of-year appropriations bill that encourages the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct long-term monitoring efforts following the Gold King Mine blowout. The accident spilled toxic wastewater into the Animas and S… Continue Reading


December 18, 2015

VIDEO: In Speech, Udall Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fhGEa6pXD0g WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor to celebrate the Senate's historic passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a landmark chemical safety reform bill to overhaul the nation's broken Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Udall and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) authored the bill, which passed the Senate last night by a unanimous voice vote and now has 61 bipartisan cos… Continue Reading


December 18, 2015

Udall, Heinrich Welcome NM Priorities Included in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joined the full Senate in voting 65-33 for a so-called "omnibus" appropriations bill to fund the government through September 2016. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill earlier today and the president signed it into law this afternoon. The bill funds several critical New Mexico programs such as veterans' services; Tribal and Head Start programs; Los Alamos… Continue Reading


December 18, 2015

Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law

WASHINGTON - Today, a bipartisan coalition of senators, led by U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and David Vitter (R-La.), celebrated the Senate's historic passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a chemical safety reform bill to overhaul the nation's broken Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). The bill passed the Senate last night by a unanimous voice vote and now has 61 bipartisan cosponsors. The 39-year-old TSCA is the last of the major environmental l… Continue Reading


December 17, 2015

Senate Passes Udall's Landmark Chemical Safety Bill

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall hailed the Senate's passage of his bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a landmark chemical safety reform bill to overhaul the nation's broken Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) and finally protect families from dangerous chemicals. Udall and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) wrote the bill, which passed the Senate by a unanimous voice vote. The 39-year-old TSCA is the last of the major environmental laws passed in … Continue Reading

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