Bingaman talks issues in radio address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues, including a bill he has joined in introducing aimed at preventing educator layoffs. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman041910m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman says the Senate is scheduled to take up financial regulatory reform legislation in the near future.

01:11 – Bingaman says he does not support efforts to shift offshore oil drilling revenues to coastal states.

03:56 – Bingaman comments on a vote on a “sense of the Senate” resolution on value-added tax.

06:30 – Bingaman talks about a proposal that has passed the House of Representatives and is pending before the Senate that would help New Mexico defray the costs of Medicaid.

08:02 – Bingaman says that almost all New Mexico working families benefited this year from tax cuts enacted as part of last year’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

09:20 – Bingaman talks about a bill he has joined in introducing aimed at preventing educator layoffs.