WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues and said he would like to see the Senate pass a small business jobs bill, legislation to extend unemployment benefits and a financial regulatory reform bill before August. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the
00:00 – Bingaman talks about the Small Business Jobs Bill that is before the Senate this week.
01:00 – Bingaman says he hopes the Senate will also be able to pass the final version of a financial regulatory reform bill and get it to the president for signature.
03:05 – Bingaman says it is unfortunate that the Senate has been unable to pass the financial regulatory reform and legislation to extend unemployment benefits.
04:53 – Bingaman says it is estimated that about 1,200 New Mexicans are losing their unemployment benefits each week and it’s important that Congress pass an extension.
06:19 – Bingaman comments on new proposed rules by federal banking regulators and how they would affect solar and thermal financing programs,in New Mexico.
07:53 – Bingaman says he hope Congress will work to get as much accomplished as possible before the November elections.
09:47 – Bingaman comments on the chances of passing a climate change bill this Congress.
15:06 – Bingaman comments on a resolution that passed the Senate to honor the American cowboy.
16:30 – Bingaman talks about the many issues that the country is currently
faced with and how that will affect the November elections.
18:13 – Bingaman talks about the chances of passing immigration reform this Congress.