Bingaman talks financial legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues, including a financial reform legislation coming before the Senate. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman042610m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill he has joined in introducing to name the U.S. Department of Interior building in Washington after the late Stewart Udall.

01:25 – Bingaman talks about financial regulatory reform legislation being debated in Congress.

04:49 – Bingaman talks about an immigration law passes by the state of Arizona and about the chances of Congress passing an immigration reform bill this year.

07:50 – Bingaman talks about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

09:00 – Bingaman comments on New Mexico receiving an estimated $37 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to insure New Mexicans who have pre-existing medical conditions and who therefore cannot afford insurance.

11:30 – Bingaman comments on efforts to shift offshore oil drilling revenues to coastal states.

15:43– Bingaman talks about the Senate Judiciary Committee last week approving the nomination of Ken Gonzales to be New Mexico’s U.S. Attorney.