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Local Republicans Meet Today

on June 20, 2013 - 9:49am

GOP News:

Any interested members of the Republican Party are invited to attend a party meeting at 7 p.m. today  in room 612 (Building 6)  on the UNM-LA Campus.

Discussion will focus on standing committees, organizing and looking to the future, along with basic principles and issues.


Udall Introduces Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance Reform

on June 19, 2013 - 7:38am
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today introduced a constitutional amendment that would restore authority back to Congress, individual states and the American people to regulate campaign finance.
The constitutional amendment would reverse dangerous Supreme Court decisions like Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United and rein in the unprecedented flood of secret money in the campaign finance system.

Udall Named Chair of Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee

on June 15, 2013 - 11:32am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.

U.S. Senate News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has been named Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee.

Udall was named the new to lead the subcommittee by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Chair of the full Appropriations Committee. He succeeds Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who passed away June 3, 2013.

“As Chairman I look forward to the responsibility of ensuring taxpayers dollars are spent wisely and the interests of hardworking families in New Mexico are protected,” Udall said.

NM Delegation Introduces Bill to Strengthen STEM Fields

on June 13, 2013 - 7:56am
Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with Reps. Ben Ray Luján, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce announced Wednesday that they have introduced a bill to strengthen the nation's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and training programs in New Mexico and the U.S.
The STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM²) Act includes a package of initiatives designed to improve student interest and performance in STEM skills.

Udall Encouraged by Vote to Begin Comprehensive Immigration Reform Debate

on June 12, 2013 - 8:09am

WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) issued the following statement Tuesday after voting to begin debate on the comprehensive immigration reform legislation, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act:
"I was very encouraged with the strong, bipartisan vote to restart the debate on comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. Senate.
"We still have a long way to go before immigration reform becomes law, and as it progresses in the Senate I will be looking to make sure it supports New Mexico's interests as a border state.

UNM-LA Files Resolution For Special Election

on June 11, 2013 - 3:32pm

UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page, center, and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Dr. Stephen Boerigter filed a resolution with Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover this morning to officially record the special election for the college that will be held Sept. 17 in Los Alamos County. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Staff Report

UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Dr. Stephen Boerigter filed an election resolution this morning at the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office to officially record a special election set for Sept.

50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act: New Mexico Women Make 79 Cents For Every Dollar Men Earn

on June 11, 2013 - 11:25am

Women overall and across ethnic lines continue to earn less than men. Courtesy/U.S. Census


WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District is calling for Congressional action to help close the remaining wage gap between men and women.

"When the Equal Pay Act was signed in 1963, women earned 59 cents for every dollar earned by men. Now, women in New Mexico make 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a discrepancy which affects not only women, but their families as well.

New Mexico Republican Politicians Land in Hoosgaw

on June 10, 2013 - 3:25pm

Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, Dr. JR Damon, Albuquerque City Counselor Janet Arnold-Jones and U.S. Rep. Steve Pierce, with New Mexico Republican Party Chair John Billingsly standing in the back, wait to bail out of the politician pokey during Saturday's Santa Fe Federated Republican Women’s picnic. Photo by P. Orlando Baca

GOP News:

New Mexico Republican Politicians Land in Hoosgaw

Saturday at a Santa Fe Federated Republican Women’s picnic, some prominent politicians were “arrested” on trumped up charges and thrown into a Jail called the “Politician Pokey.”