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Senators Udall, Heinrich Congratulate New Mexico’s National Blue Ribbon Schools

Schools in Mora, Melrose and Newcomb receive prestigious national recognition U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich congratulated Mora High School, Melrose Elementary School and Newcomb Elementary School on being named 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the awards today and recognized outstanding schools across the country for their

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Senator Udall Welcomes Pope Francis’ Message of Cooperation, Freedom and Responsibility

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after Pope Francis’ address to Congress: “I am honored and humbled to have been present for Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress. This is an important moment for Catholics and all of us who admire his mission to create a more compassionate world. His words were not

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Senator Udall Reaffirms Call for Action on Child Well-Being

New ranking shows urgent need for collaboration, investment in what works Following a new report that shows New Mexico still ranks 49th in the nation for child well-being, U.S. Senator Tom Udall reaffirmed his call for local, state and national collaboration to improve the health and education of New Mexico children. The new report from

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Senator Udall Welcomes Formal Restoration of Diplomatic Relations between United States and Cuba

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement as the United States and Cuba formally re-established diplomatic relations after 54 years: “The re-opening of the embassies in Havana and Washington marks a turning point in a relationship fraught with mistrust and Cold War antagonism. While both

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Senator Udall Welcomes New Public-Private Partnership to Extend Hours at Santa Teresa Port of Entry

U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is partnering with Dell Inc. to extend hours at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry (POE). Dell Inc. will be funding four additional hours for southbound commercial traffic Monday through Friday for one year. Udall backed Dell Inc.’s application for the partnership in

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Senator Udall Voices Concern about Funding Levels for NM Priorities in GOP Appropriations Bills

Votes to advance funding bills for NM labs, bases, water projects, veterans, but says sequestration cuts must be reversed U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee to advance critical Fiscal Year 2016 bills that fund New Mexico priorities, including the national laboratories, military base construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs. But although

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Senator Udall Joins Coalition Calling for Strong Labor Standards in Trans-Pacific Partnership and Implementation of Standards in TPP Countries

In Letter to USTR, Senators Warn That Waiting to Implement Standards Until After TPP Goes Into Effect Could Diminish Enforcement of Labor Protections in TPP Counties U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin

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Senator Udall Leads Push to Disclose Dark Money in Politics

Senators urge administration to require government contractors to disclose political spending U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) have sent a letter asking the Obama administration to implement an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose political spending. The letter was also signed by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth

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Senator Tom Udall: Congress Must Reform Broken Chemical Safety Law, Protect Our Kids From Dangerous Chemicals

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) released the following statement yesterday after the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on his bipartisan bill to protect our families from toxic chemicals. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act protects Americans from toxic chemicals by enacting common-sense and necessary

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Senator Tom Udall Offers Rules Reform Proposal to Fix the Broken Senate

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor on a proposal he offered with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to increase transparency, restore accountability and foster debate in the Senate by reforming the Senate’s often-abused rules. The centerpiece of their proposal requires a “talking filibuster,” meaning senators wishing to block legislation

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