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Weekly Address: In the Face of Terror, We Stand as One

In this week’s address, the Vice President spoke to his and the President’s commitment to protecting our country from terrorists, while also providing refuge to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. He emphasized that he and the President consider the safety of the American people to be their first priority. But slamming the door

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VIDEO: Gone in 60 Seconds: Gov. Martinez’s Fox News Disaster

Fox News is supposed to be a comfortable place for Republicans launching into the national spotlight. But not for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. In 60 seconds, the honeymoon was over for the newly minted chair of the RGA. A simple question from Fox’s Bret Baier about the ongoing FBI investigation into her administration quickly

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Weekly Address: Giving Veterans their Chance

In this week’s address, President Obama honored our nation’s veterans, who have served and sacrificed in defense of our country. This past week, Americans came together on Veterans Day to pay tribute to those men and women in uniform who have risked their lives to protect our freedom. In recent years we’ve worked to reduce

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Weekly Address: If You Haven’t Gotten Covered, Now’s Your Chance

In this week’s address, the President discussed the importance of reducing the number of people without health insurance. Because of the Affordable Care Act, more people now have the security of health insurance than ever before. As the law’s coverage provisions have taken effect, 17.6 million Americans have gained coverage, and the nation’s uninsured rate

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Senator Heinrich Delivers Senate Floor Speech On Mining Reform Bill

After unveiling S. 2254, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015, during a teleconference, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) delivered a Senate floor speech on the bill to reform the nation’s antiquated hardrock mining laws. Senator Heinrich joined U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)

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On Anniversary of Gold King Mine Spill, Senator Udall Delivers Speech Calling for Action on Hardrock Mining Reform

Urges Congress to pass his bill to reform 1872 mining law to finally end giveaways to mining corporations & get taxpayers their fair share Following a press conference call announcing his bill to reform the nation’s antiquated 1872 mining law, U.S. Senator Tom Udall spoke on the Senate floor and called on Congress to act

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Weekly Address: It’s Time To Reform our Criminal Justice System

In this week’s address, the President spoke to the need for meaningful criminal justice reform in America.  America faces a cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities.  The President believes that we can disrupt the pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails, and make our criminal

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Weekly Address: Protecting our Planet for Future Generations

In this week’s address, the President laid out the importance of serving as good stewards of the environment and maintaining the planet for generations to come.  Since taking office the President has prioritized protecting the places that make America special.  He has repeatedly said that no challenge poses a greater threat to our future than

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Weekly Address: Working for Meaningful Criminal Justice Reform

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the problems in our criminal justice system. Our country faces a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities. There are 2.2 million people behind bars in America today, compared to 500,000 just 30 years ago. This topic isn’t

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Weekly Address: Writing the Rules for a Global Economy

In this week’s address, the President spoke to the merits of the high-standards trade agreement reached this past week. The Trans-Pacific Partnership helps level the playing field for American workers and businesses, so we can export more Made-in-America products all over the world, supporting higher-paying American jobs here at home. The President acknowledged that past

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