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Pearce On DOJ And DHS New Security Report

on January 18, 2018 - 10:30am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security issued a new report showing an overview of how many convicted terrorists entered the United States through the nation’s flawed homeland security policies:
 
“We can all agree that our policies to keep the border and our homeland secure has significant flaws. It doesn’t reflect life in the 21st Century and Congress has a job to change it.

Nate Gentry On 2018 State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Rep. Nate Gentry
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Statement from House Republican Leader Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), following the 2018 State of the State Address delivered Tuesday at the State Capitol by Gov. Susana Martinez: 
 
“New Mexicans are expecting results from their state leaders. With a projected additional $330 million in new revenue, we have a chance during these 30 days to pass laws that will make New Mexico a better place to live and raise a family. 
 
“We must do more to protect the safety of New Mexicans, improve student achievement, and create more job opportunities.

Los Alamos High School Student Miriam Wallstrom Selected For United States Senate Youth Program

on January 18, 2018 - 9:42am

Miriam Elizabeth Wallstrom. Photo by Don Taylor

EDUCATION News: 

Washington, D.C. — The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that Los Alamos High School student Miriam Elizabeth Wallstrom will join Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Martin Heinrich in representing New Mexico in the nation’s capital, March 3-10, during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week.

Wallstrom was selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation who also will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.

Closing Briefs Filed In Landmark Education Lawsuit Against State Of New Mexico

on January 18, 2018 - 6:55am
NMCLP News:
 
SANTA FE  Attorneys from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (the Center) have filed closing briefs for their consolidated lawsuit (Martinez v. State of New Mexico and Yazzie v. State of New Mexico) against the State of New Mexico for its failure to provide all public school students a sufficient education as mandated by the New Mexico Constitution.
 
The consolidated lawsuits claim the state’s arbitrary and inadequate funding of public schools, and lack of necessary monitoring and oversight deprives

NM Representatives Break Stalemate On Fisher House

on January 18, 2018 - 6:54am
LEGISLATIVE News:
 
SANTA FE  Last week, officials from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Fisher House Foundation, and other stakeholders agreed on final plans to build a Fisher House on the campus of the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.
 
The agreement provides the framework for construction to proceed on the proposed facility that will house the families of military personnel and veterans while their loved ones are receiving medical care. 
 
The agencies and the foundation reached the agreement at the urging of the

Governor Announces $250,000 To Help NM Small Businesses Grow

on January 18, 2018 - 6:51am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez announced another tool to help New Mexico small businesses grow and thrive. The Small Business Innovation Research matching grant will help New Mexico companies commercialize their research and innovation as marketable products and services.
 
“Helping our small businesses grow and thrive – particularly those centered around science and technology – is a top priority in growing and diversifying our economy,” Martinez said.

Heinrich Opposes House Short-Term Spending Bill Without Dream Act

on January 17, 2018 - 3:36pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the proposed House Republican short-term spending bill: 

“Members on both sides of the aisle have been working to reach agreement and meet our basic responsibilities, including veterans funding, disaster relief, and finally passing the Dream Act, but President Trump and his right-wing supporters in Congress seem intent on steering the country off a funding cliff.

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