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 […]

Press release: Bingaman talks veterans jobs bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a bill the Senate is expected to take up a jobs bill aimed at boost employment opportunities for veterans. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman110711m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about […]

Consolidation streamlines household moves

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Military members and civilian Defense Department employees aren’t expected to notice it, but changes that start next year at U.S. Transportation Command will help to make their household goods shipments more efficient and cost-effective. Transcom officials announced plans to consolidate 151 personal property shipping offices into […]

Officials stress keeping faith on military retirement

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has no proposals or recommendations on revamping military retirement at this time, but any future proposal must not break faith with those in the military today, senior Pentagon officials told Congress Oct. 25. Jo Ann Rooney, the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for […]

No near-term changes to DOD tuition assistance policy

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Although no changes to the tuition assistance policy will be made in the near term, defense officials stated the tuition assistance program will be considered as part of the holistic review of the military compensation package. Current policy provides eligible service members up to $4,500 in tuition assistance. The […]

Bingaman urges passage of new jobs bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today urged the Senate to approve legislation aimed at creating jobs by investing in our nation’s roads and bridges.

Press release: Bingaman talks ag bill, super committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of issues including the spending bills the Senate is currently working to get done. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman103111m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman says the Senate is expected […]

A real headless horseman: Happy birthday, Black Jack Ketchum

Washington Irving’s story about a headless horseman was fictional, but there was a real

Press release: Udall talks ‘bill shock,’ campaign finance

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the recent agreement between the FCC and the wireless association, CTIA, to reduce cell phone “bill shock”, and the inclusion of guidelines proposed by Udall. He also discussed the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on concussions and sports equipment marketing practices, featuring a witness […]

Press release: Bingaman talks spending bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of issues. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman101711m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman says the Senate this week will take up a spending bill that funds the U.S. Departments of […]

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 […]

Defense leaders laud repeal, return of ‘equality’

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The official end today of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law reflects the American values that military members uphold, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today. “Thanks to this change, I believe we move closer to achieving the goal at […]

TRICARE promises continued access to prescription medicines

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A dispute between Walgreens and a TRICARE contractor will not stop beneficiaries from getting their prescriptions filled, despite a Walgreen’s ad campaign to the contrary, a TRICARE official said today. Don’t let that advertising, letter and Internet outreach campaign scare you, Navy Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, […]

Press release: Bingaman talks about president’s proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the a variety of issues, including the President’s deficit reduction proposal and jobs package. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman092111m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on the President’s economic growth and […]

Press release: Udall talks deficit reduction plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. He also discussed his push to reinstate the Making Work Pay tax credit and theSenate’s effort to reauthorize Trade Adjustment Assistance this week. For the audio, click here. Below is a timeline of Senator Udall’s remarks: 00:00 – […]

Press release: Udall talks job act

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about President Obama’s jobs plan, which was sent to Congress on Monday. He also previewed a congressional reception held later in the day in recognition of Medal of Honor recipient Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, a Santa Fe native. For the audio, click […]

Press release: Bingaman talks job proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the President’s job proposal. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman091211m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on the President’s address to Congress on Thursday. 01:47 – Bingaman addresses criticisms of passing another […]

Family remembers son who died in attacks

Kevin Wilson A decade after they lost a son and brother, the Milam family still finds things out about Maj. Ron Milam. And no matter how many years pass, their lives will never be the same. Killed Sept. 11, 2001, when a hijacked jet slammed into the Pentagon, Ron Milam continues to inspire memories from […]

DoD establishes school attendance policy

By Elaine Sanchez: American Forces Press Servic WASHINGTON — A new Defense Department school policy underscores the importance of student attendance, while also considering military families’ unique needs, the acting director of the Department of Defense Education Activity said. The policy, which went into effect Sept. 1, requires students attending DoD schools to be in […]