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Veterans say Allen Weh Used their Image Without Permission in Ad Depicting Terrorist Killer

Weh Once Again Takes Advantage of Others for Personal Gain Just a week after Allen Weh released an ad that was widely criticized for its appalling use of an image from the execution of American journalist James Foley, Weh is trying to ward off criticism with another video defending himself. Weh’s latest ad begins with

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Senator Tom Udall: Audit Shows ‘Unacceptable’ Wait Times, Confirms VA Provided Inaccurate Information

Udall calls for DOJ investigation of possible criminal wrongdoing at clinics nationwide Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to the results of a nationwide audit of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health facilities, which found New Mexico’s veterans wait an average of 46 days for primary care and identified New Mexico as being one of a

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Call for VA Secretary Shinseki to Step Down

U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall each issued statements yesterday afternoon calling for Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down: “Independent investigators at the VA are now confirming what I have been saying for weeks: that the problems

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Senator Tom Udall Responds to Further Allegations of VA Mismanagement, Encourages N.M. Veterans, VA Employees to Report Concerns

Yesterday, as Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee about allegations that VA employees in Phoenix and possibly elsewhere were covering up excessive wait times for appointments, U.S. Senator Tom Udall reiterated his concerns about whether similar practices might be happening in New Mexico. He urged veterans, VA employees and anyone

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Senator Tom Udall Calls for VA to Broaden Investigation into ‘Secret’ Waiting Lists

Says VA should investigate NM, entire service network after alleged cover-up scheme at Phoenix VA U.S. Senator Tom Udall has expressed outrage at the ongoing allegations that the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System and possibly others were covering up the extent of their waiting lists while veterans died waiting for appointments. In a letter

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Senator Tom Udall Disappointed Crucial Veterans Bill Has Been Blocked by Senate Republicans

Obstruction a disservice to New Mexico veterans who have earned benefits to help with war injuries, unemployment, Udall says Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall expressed deep disappointment after Republicans blocked a comprehensive bill to expand crucial health care, education and job-training benefits to thousands of veterans in New Mexico and across the nation. The Veterans

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Senator Heinrich Votes To Advance Comprehensive Veterans Benefits Package

Bill Restores Full COLA for Military Retirees and Includes Key Provisions for New Mexico’s Veterans Yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to advance an omnibus veterans bill that includes key provisions he fought for on behalf of veterans and military families across New Mexico. S.1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Vote to Reverse Cost of Living Cut to Military Retirees

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined the full Senate in voting to undo a 1 percent reduction to the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for working-age military retirees and current service members who have not yet reached retirement. The reduction in COLA was included as part of a bipartisan budget agreement passed

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Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Votes to Support Military Retirees

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) voted yesterday to undo planned cuts to military retiree benefits for veterans included in December’s Bipartisan Budget Act. The legislation, S. 25, passed the House by a large bipartisan vote of 326-90. “New Mexico’s active duty service members, veterans and military families make countless contributions to our state and nation, often at

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