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Pearce Votes To Extend Vital Healthcare Programs

on November 6, 2017 - 7:00am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed H.R. 3922, the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act, to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), community health centers (CHC), and other important public health priorities including additional Medicaid Assistance funding.
 
This bill also includes a two-year funding extension for the Indian Health Service’s Special Diabetes Program.
 
“Passage of this bill today is a vital step to providing essential funding for communities throughout New Mexico.

Lujan Grisham Votes Against CHIP Cuts

on November 5, 2017 - 6:45am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has voted against legislation that would cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund, sabotage the ACA, and raise Medicare premiums for seniors to pay for reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Community Health Centers.
 
“Like many others who care deeply about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC), I am appalled by the vote we took in the House today.

County Council Work Session At Muni Building Tuesday

on November 5, 2017 - 6:42am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Council work session is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • Briefing to Council 
    • Presenters: Loryn 'Ryn' Herrmann, Chair of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board
  • Presentation of Recommendation Regarding Tennis Courts Evaluation
    • Presenter: Melanee Hand, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board
6. BUSINESS
  • Action to Suspend

Rep. Ben Ray Luján To Hold Community Discussion On Medicaid Public Option Bill & Republican Tax Plan

on November 4, 2017 - 11:25am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
SANTA FE  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) is holding a community discussion at the Corrales Flying Star in Albuquerque this afternoon to provide a congressional update on his Medicaid Public Option bill and the Trump/Ryan/McConnell tax plan.
 
Luján will be on hand to discuss details of the tax proposal being put forward by the Trump White House, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
 
The State Public Option Act, introduced by Luján with Sen.

AG Balderas Trains Mexican Prosecutors, Forensic Scientists, Investigators In Effort To Stop Crime From Crossing Border

on November 3, 2017 - 10:04am

Attorney General Hector Balderas during a training in Santa Fe with Mexican law enforcement officials on investigative and trial presentation skills to help prevent crime from crossing the border. Courtesy photo

Attorney General Hector Balderas, seated at center, with Mexican law enforcement officials and New Mexico Office of the Attorney General prosecutors and special agents in Santa Fe during a recent training. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

SANTA FE – This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas hosted a delegation of 21 prosecutors, forensic scientists and investigators from the states of

Lujan Grisham Statement On GOP Tax Package

on November 3, 2017 - 9:43am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement Thursday in response to the massive tax package released by Republicans in Congress.
 
“Rather than create economic opportunity for American families, the Republican tax package resembles the failed policies of the past that only reward the wealthiest people and special interests, while adding as much as $1.5 trillion to our national debt.

LWV Lunch With A Leader Features Julianna Koob And Marshall Martinez Speaking On Reproductive Rights

on November 3, 2017 - 7:13am

LWV News:

This month’s League of Women Voters’ community event, Lunch with a Leader, features Julianna Koob and Marshall Martinez speaking on reproductive rights at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Mesa Public Library.

Lunch With A Leader is the second Tuesday rather than third Tuesday of the month, this month only.

Koob and Martinez are speaking on real conversations about abortion and the way the Legislature fights in New Mexico. There will be updates and debriefs on the 2017 Legislative session with a focus on the strategies that win and ways that grassroots work are key.

Koob has fought

Udall, Heinrich Back Resolution Honoring Nuclear Weapons Workers

on November 2, 2017 - 10:09am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution authored by Udall and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and cosponsored by Heinrich, designating Oct. 30, 2017, as the ninth National Day of Remembrance.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

This resolution is meant to honor the contributions of thousands of New Mexicans and Americans who helped develop, support, and maintain the nation’s nuclear weapons efforts during the Cold War.

“Thousands of scientists, maintenance workers, miners, millers

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