Over $1.1 million of Udall projects for health and education in New Mexico included in FY09 budget bil

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that an omnibus appropriations bill currently moving through Congress contains more than $1.1 million for New Mexico-specific health care and education projects. Udall worked to ensure that the projects were included in the bill when he served on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

“At this time, when New Mexicans are suffering because of economic failures they did nothing to cause it is essential that we provide assistance for health care, education and other services that working families depend on,” said Udall. “I am proud to have helped secure needed assistance to help New Mexico’s working families in this hour of need.”

The Udall-backed legislation includes $571,000 to help construct and equip a dialysis center for the Village of Cuba.