WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked with radio reporters today about the multi-agency response to this month’s gas crisis in northern New Mexico and efforts at the federal level to ensure it doesn’t happen again. He also gave his thoughts on President Obama’s budget proposal and discussed his airline passenger privacy amendment to the FAA Re-authorization bill currently being debated on the Senate floor. To listen to the audio, click here.
Below is a time key of Senator Udall’s remarks:
00:00 – Udall opens the conversation by giving an overview of his visit to northern New Mexico last weekend where he met with local, state and federal officials about the natural gas crisis that left approximately 30,000 New Mexicans without heat during record low temperatures. He also talked about President Obama’s budget and discussed his amendment that would require the Transportation Safety Administration to incorporate additional technology to protect traveler privacy during full-body scans at airports.
06:22 – Gives his thoughts on the budget and managing the national deficit to put the country on a solid fiscal path.
13:26 – Discusses the outcome of his meetings in northern New Mexico in regard to the gas crisis. Notes his concerns with New Mexico Gas Company’s response.