Press Releases

November 23, 2015

Udall Statement on NM Unit Agreement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the Secretary of the Interior's decision to further evaluate the impacts and costs of any potential New Mexico Unit Agreement to the Central Arizona Project: "Today's decision means the Interior Department will move forward with a legally required process to establish a framework for federal participation to study the environmental cost of diverting water from the Gila River. T… Continue Reading

November 23, 2015

MADD, Senator Udall, Sheriff Gonzales Remind New Mexicans to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADD) teamed up with U.S. Senator Tom Udall and Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales to kick off the 2015 holiday season anti-drunken driving campaign. The holidays are a particularly deadly time of year on the roads, with DWI-related crashes and deaths spiking from Thanksgiving to New Year's. MADD, Udall and Gonzales are reminding New Mexicans to plan ahead this holiday season and designate a non-drinking driver to get the… Continue Reading

November 19, 2015

Udall, Heinrich Applaud Decision To Begin Nonstop Flight Service Between Roswell And Phoenix

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich applauded the decision by American Airlines to begin daily, nonstop commercial flight service between Roswell International Air Center (RIAC) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Flights are set to begin in March of 2016. "Flights between Roswell and Phoenix will help make travel to and from Southeastern New Mexico more convenient, opening up business opportunities in the entire region that can create jobs and boost the economy," … Continue Reading

November 18, 2015

Udall, Heinrich Urge LWCF Reauthorization, Funding Before Year Ends

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and a bipartisan coalition of 12 other senators sent a letter asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to include the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) along with full mandatory funding in one of the bills Congress must pass before adjourning for the year. "The LWCF is funded with offshore oil royalties and was designed not to use taxpayer … Continue Reading

November 17, 2015

Udall Responds to Senate Resolutions Opposing Steps to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall voted against two resolutions expressing Congress' opposition to steps the administration has taken to reduce global warming-causing greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier in the day, he delivered a speech on the Senate floor about the pending resolutions, which express disapproval of the administration's Clean Power Plan and its regulations of new and existing power plants. Udall urged Congress to work together to develop a diverse energy portfolio and a co… Continue Reading

November 17, 2015

Udall Urges a Balanced Approach on Syrian Refugees

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the U.S. policy toward refugees fleeing violence in Syria: "I urge the president, Congress and the nation's governors to follow a balanced, fact-based approach to the issues regarding refugees fleeing terrorism and violence in Syria. Congress has an obligation to conduct oversight of the vetting process, but we shouldn't let our fears lead us. Potential refugees today are interviewed in person multiple times, screened for biom… Continue Reading

November 17, 2015

Udall Introduces Updated Bill to Expand DOE Tech Transfer, Build NM’s Economy

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall unveiled his updated bill to streamline the process for moving cutting-edge research and development from our national labs into the marketplace. Udall has championed technology transfer as a way to advance high-tech industries and create jobs in New Mexico. While Udall has successfully pushed the Department of Energy (DOE) to improve tech transfer, there is still much work to do. The Accelerating Technology Transfer to Advance Innovation for the Nation… Continue Reading

November 13, 2015

Udall Statement on Attacks in Paris

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement: "The attacks in Paris are horrific acts of violence against innocent civilians. We all have the people of France in our hearts tonight as this situation unfolds. We stand with the French as they have stood by us in the fight against international terrorists. Together we will confront all who oppose our shared human values. I know there are many New Mexicans who are concerned … Continue Reading

November 13, 2015

Udall, Heinrich Urge Support for Native American Students in Major Education Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are urging congressional leaders to ensure bipartisan reforms that support Tribes, Native students and schools serving Native students are included in a final bill updating the nation's major education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Leaders of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce are working to reach a final agreement… Continue Reading

November 12, 2015

ICYMI: Udall in USA Today: Keep U.S. troops out of Syria

In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote an op-ed in USA Today saying President Obama's decision to deploy troops to Syria "will lead to further chaos and risk more American lives and taxpayer funds in yet another Middle Eastern war." Udall opposed the failed "train-and-equip" program, which provided rebels with weapons that later fell into the hands of militants affiliated with jihadist groups. He also has backed measur… Continue Reading

November 11, 2015

Udall Honors Veterans, Addresses Groundbreaking of New Fort Stanton State Veterans’ Cemetery

FORT STANTON, N.M. - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall commemorated Veterans Day in Fort Stanton, where he addressed the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fort Stanton State Veterans' Cemetery and thanked New Mexico's veterans for the sacrifices they have made for our nation. "Today - Veterans Day - we honor all the men and women who served to protect our freedom. We also remember those still serving in Afghanistan and other parts of the world," Udall said. "Every day they wake up far from home. E… Continue Reading

November 10, 2015

Udall, Heinrich Welcome Passage of Funding for NM Veterans and Construction at Military Bases

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined the Senate in voting 93-0 for critical funding for New Mexico's veterans and military construction projects. The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations bill funds the Department of Veterans Affairs and construction at military bases in New Mexico and across the country. The U.S. House of Rep… Continue Reading

November 10, 2015

Udall Secures Critical National Security Programs for NM in Major National Defense Bill

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the Senate in voting 91-3 for a major defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes several priorities that Udall has championed for New Mexico's military bases and national laboratories. The bill also includes Udall's measure to strengthen the open-air burn pits registry, which was created to help veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes while deployed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I'm extr… Continue Reading

November 10, 2015

Keeping Our Promise to Veterans

We have a proud tradition of military service in New Mexico. This Wednesday, on Veterans Day, we will honor all of the men and women who have served to keep our nation free. It's a day to thank those who served and remember those who are still overseas in Afghanistan and other parts of the world. Few of us truly know the burden they - and their families - have borne. But we must always remember the debt we owe them. That includes ensuring that all of our veterans are getting the care they deserv… Continue Reading

November 10, 2015

Udall, Moran Introduce Bill to Help Rural Veterans Access Quality Health Care

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced the bipartisan Rural Veterans Improvement Act to tackle some of the biggest barriers to accessing quality health care for veterans in rural communities. More than 6 million veterans - including a third of all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans - live in rural areas of the country and often have to travel several hours to see their doctors at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. Many veterans in New Mexi… Continue Reading

November 09, 2015

Udall, Heinrich Announce $9 Million in Water and Waste Infrastructure Improvements for Colonias in Southern NM

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $9 million in grants and loans for the Garfield Mutual Domestic Water Consumers and Sewage Works Association and La Luz Mutual Domestic Water Consumers and Mutual Sewer Works Association to build and improve water and wastewater infrastructure for colonias in Southern New Mexico. The Garfield Mutual Domestic Water Consumers and Sewage Works Association will receive a $6,340,500 grant and a $551,000 loan to upgra… Continue Reading

November 06, 2015

Udall Statement on Decision to Reject the Keystone Pipeline

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after President Obama announced he would deny TransCanada Corp.'s request to build the Keystone XL Pipeline: "Instead of doubling down on foreign oil, the United States needs a forward-thinking energy strategy that will maximize our energy potential while strengthening our economy and our energy security. The Keystone pipeline has always been about benefiting corporate Canadian tar sands oil producers, not American consumers, and… Continue Reading

November 06, 2015

Udall Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined a bipartisan coalition of senators to introduce a resolution recognizing November as National Native American Heritage Month, celebrating the heritage, culture and contributions of Native Americans in New Mexico and across the nation. Udall released the following statement: "As a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I take great pride in working with, representing and defending the sovereignty of Native American communities, and I'… Continue Reading

November 05, 2015

On Anniversary of Gold King Mine Spill, Udall Delivers Speech Calling for Action on Hardrock Mining Reform

WASHINGTON - Following a press conference call announcing his bill to reform the nation's antiquated 1872 mining law, U.S. Senator Tom Udall spoke on the Senate floor and called on Congress to act to pass his legislation to prevent another accident like the Gold King Mine spill in New Mexico and Colorado. Udall introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 today along with Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.). Th… Continue Reading

November 05, 2015

Udall, Heinrich, Bennet, Wyden, Markey Introduce Bill to Ensure Hardrock Mining Companies Pay Their Fair Share

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-MA) introduced legislation to reform the nation's antiquated hardrock mining laws. The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 will ensure mining companies pay royalties for the privilege of extracting mineral resources from public lands. The bill helps ensure that taxpayers aren't on the hook for cleaning up abandoned mines, many of which are c… 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
Showing page   of 159