Senators aim to protect GI benefits

What if the military gave every service member an expensive car as a reward for honorable service, but they could take delivery only at night and the headlights didn’t work? Many of those gift cars might end up damaged. Something similar is happening to thousands of veterans leaving service with Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility worth […]

Press release: Republican senators comment as legislative session

Santa Fe — The 30 day Legislative Session ended at noon today and concluded a month full of debate, discussion and ended with a new, balanced budget to run state government starting in July. Many Republican State Senators say it is a good budget that continues to invest in public education, while meeting its financial […]

Press release: NM senators want military paid if government shutdown happens

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman joined a bipartisan group of senators today in cosponsoring the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act of 2011 (S. 724) to assure that military personnel continue to be paid in the event of a government shutdown.

Senators ask to extend comment period on low altitude training proposal

CNJ staff WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Senators Bingaman and Udall Stand Up to Credit Card Companies, Vote to Support Small Business and Consumers

WASHINGTON— The Merchants Payments Coalition, representing 2.7 million U.S. businesses, released the following statement thanking Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) for their support after the U.S. Senate voted to include commonsense swipe fee reform in the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 through an amendment introduced by Sen. Richard Durbin […]

Senators: Education Department to release $86 million for N.M. schools

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today said the U.S. Department of Education will soon release an additional $86 million to New Mexico to support the state’s schools. New Mexico has already received $491 million for schools through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, bringing the total to $577 million. “State budgets […]

N.M. senators: Bill that funds labs, water projects signed into law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that President Obama has signed into law a key spending bill that supports New Mexico’s two national laboratories, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project and a variety of key water-related projects. “When we started this process several months ago, LANL was facing deep cuts to […]

N.M. Senators: Agriculture spending bill that supports New Mexico sent to president

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today said they are pleased a key spending bill that contains funding for key New Mexico agricultural-related projects has cleared a final hurdle and is now on its way to the president to be signed into law. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains $350,000 the senators […]

N.M. Senators: Senate-approved agriculture spending bill supports New Mexico

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that a key spending bill that passed the Senate today (80-17) contains funding for key New Mexico agricultural-related projects. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains $350,000 the senators secured for the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium. The funding is for New Mexico State University’s Agriculture Science […]

N.M. Senators: Senate approves key spending bill that contains funding for N.M. labs, water projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall reported that the Senate has approved legislation that provides funding for New Mexico’s two national laboratories, and to a variety of key water-related projects. The Senate’s version of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate Wednesday night. A House-Senate panel will convene in […]

News release: Senators press for drought declaration for seven N.M. counties

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today urged U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to quickly approve New Mexico’s request for a natural disaster declaration for seven counties due to severe drought and high winds.

N.M. Senators: New Mexico to receive funding to help protect children

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is set to receive $488,527 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to help prevent and investigate crimes against children.

$10.7 Million slated for White Sands Missile Range, National Guard Training Complex through Recovery Act

Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall joined U.S. Representatives Harry Teague and Ben Ray Luj

Bingaman and Udall: N.M. to receive over $4 million in veterans affairs funding

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that New Mexico will benefit from over $4 million through the Veterans Administration as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The recovery funding will be used to make needed investments at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque and for improvements […]

N.M. SENATORS: N.M. MILITARY INSTALLATIONS SLATED FOR NEARLY $90 MILLION FROM ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that at least $87 million will be spent on upgrades at New Mexico military installations.

Senators: USDA approves split-state status of bovine tuberculosis in New Mexico

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved New Mexico for “split-state” status for bovine tuberculosis (TB).

N.M. congressional delegation asks feds for borders enforcement security task force

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and Representatives Harry Teague, Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luj

Bingman and Udall: Recovery package to bring more than $16 million to repair New Mexico Airports

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa Fe will receive $16.5 million for transportation projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Senators hear from former death-row inmate

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican About six weeks before he was to be executed by the state of Illinois, Randy Steidl’s mother went to a cemetery and purchased a burial plot for him. “That’s something a mother should never have to do,” Steidl told a reporter Friday. Steidl came to Santa Fe to try […]

Udall, bipartisan group of senators joing to support families of severely disabled vets

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation to provide essential support services to family caregivers of severely disabled servicemembers and veterans.