Press release: Bingaman talks highway, transit funding bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the highway and transit reauthorization bill the Senate passed last week and about how it will benefit New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman031912m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the Moving Ahead for Progress […]

Press release: Udall talks Afghanistan, clean energy tax credits

WASHINGTON – On his weekly radio call, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today discussed the developing situation in Afghanistan, the extension of tax credits for clean energy, and his meetings with business leaders in Albuquerque. Click here to listen to the full audio online. Click here to download the audio. Below is a timeline of Udall’s […]

Thursday morning briefing: Senate work, stars shine and Mantle says it’s so

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Intern opportunity Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for internships in his Washington D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Carlsbad offices. Washington internships have two sessions for summer interns: May 29 – June 29 […]

Press release: Bingaman talks highway bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the Senate’s agenda for the week and addressed budget concerns at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman022712m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman says the Senate will continue to debate a transportation bill that […]

Press release: Udall talks transportation reauthorization

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today discussed the transportation reauthorization legislation currently before the Senate. The bill includes four Udall provisions including the Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-related Fatalities Everywhere (ROADS SAFE) act, which would use technology to reduce the number of drunk driving fatalities. Click here for full audio […]

Press release: Bingaman talks transportation bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the bill currently before the Senate that funds the country’s highway, transit, and safety programs. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman021312m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill currently before the Senate that funds the […]

Press release: Udall’s measures advance to president

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) reported today that his legislation to help prevent drunk driving and dangerous “air rage” will now be sent to the president’s desk as a part of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that passed the Senate. Udall, whodiscussed the accomplishment on his weekly radio call, has been fighting […]

Press release: Bingaman talks FAA reauthorization bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill currently before the Senate to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman020612m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the FAA reauthorization bill before the Senate. 02:31 – Bingaman talks about […]

Udall: USDA Pilot Program to Help Rural N.M. Homeowners

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will launch a new Single Family Housing Guaranteed Rural Refinance Pilot Program in New Mexico to help rural borrowers refinance their mortgages. Currently, approximately 2,000 New Mexico families are enrolled in the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Program. They are now eligible […]

Press release: Udall talks STOCK Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today discussed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act on his weekly radio call. Udall also talked about the Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act, which is headed to the President for his signature. Click here for audio. Below is a timeline of Senator Udall’s remarks: 00:00 – […]

Press release: Bingaman talks Senate agenda

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about some of the issues on the agenda for the second session of the 112th Congress. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman012312m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about tomorrow’s State of the Union Address and about some […]

Press release: Udall talks Bataan recognition, Iraq withdrawal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) talked with radio reporters today about the Senate’s passage of legislation he introduced to help improve border security by cracking down on smugglers who use ultralight aircraft to bring drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border. Udall also previewed a bill he plans to re-introduce this week that would award […]

Press release: Udall talks defense bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the 2012 National Defense Authorization bill that passed the Senate last week. He also discussed the closure of the Santa Fe passport office and gave an update on the anticipated Senate schedule as the year comes to an end. For the audio, click […]

Press release: Bingaman talks Senate schedule

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today gave an overview of what the Senate hopes to accomplish before Congress adjourns for the year. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman120511m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman gave an overview of what the Senate hopes to accomplish before the […]

Press release: Bingaman talks defense bill, supercommittee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the defense authorization bill being debated in the Senate and about funding in the bill to support New Mexico’s military instillations. Bingaman also answered questions relating to the ‘super committee’ announced last week that it could not reach an agreement on how to reduce the deficit […]

Insider trading perfectly legal on Capitol Hill

Freedom New Mexico Want to get rich? Get elected to the U.S. Congress. Recent revelations show that a lot of members of Congress came to Washington to do good — and stayed to do well. Very well. The most celebrated case involves Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, the speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-10 […]

Bingaman talks about bill to create national conservation area in northern New Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill he wrote that seeks to protect and enhance cultural, ecological, recreational, and scenic resources on public lands in Northern New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman111411m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the […]

Veterans understand service

I would have liked to have been there to see it as Portales veteran Joe Blair got a personal visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of the things I miss the most about not being at the newspaper office is having Joe stop by to chew a cigar and tell […]

Udall Protects Rural N.M. Roads in Transportation Markup

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously reported the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation bill out of committee including three amendments offered by U.S. Senator Tom Udall to protect rural roads in New Mexico. The bipartisan MAP-21 bill will provide funding for surface transportation programs within […]

Press release: Udall talks veterans jobs bill

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today ahead of Veterans Day about the VOW to Hiring Heroes Act being considered on the Senate Floor. He also discussed his bill to help veterans impacted by toxic fumes from open-air burn pits. Udall’s legislation would create a registry to help identify, inform and get […]