Press release: Bingaman talks county money

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a bill he has introduced that would extend the life of two initiatives that direct millions of dollars in payments to New Mexico counties to support local employment in schools, county maintenance programs, forest management, and other critical county programs. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman101211m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks about legislation he has introduced to extend the life of the PILT and Secure Rural Schools programs.

02:17 – Bingaman comments on the “Occupy Wall Street” protests.

04:37 – Bingaman talks about the country’s move to rely more on clean energy sources.

07:43 – Bingaman comments on a failed gun sting along the US-Mexican border.