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AG Balderas Expands Massive Generic Drug Price-Fixing Investigation And Lawsuit

on October 31, 2017 - 10:28am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas and 45 other state attorneys general taking part in a wide-ranging multistate antitrust investigation of the generic drug industry today asked a federal court for permission to file a new complaint in the states' pending lawsuit that increases the number of generic drug manufacturer defendants in the suit from six to 18 and the number of drugs at issue in the litigation from two to 15.
For the first time, the states are also suing senior executives at two generic drug companies who are

Udall Urges Congress Protect Special Counsel Probe

on October 31, 2017 - 10:14am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall delivered a statement urging members of Congress in both parties to be prepared to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and President Trump’s campaign.
Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, authored an amendment in July to prevent the unlawful firing of Mueller. The amendment was included on a unanimous voice vote in the fiscal year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies funding bill.

Heinrich Statement On Special Counsel Indictments

on October 30, 2017 - 4:27pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 30, 2017) - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the indictments of former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates and former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI:

“President Trump’s campaign chairman and a top advisor have been indicted for conspiracy against the United States, and another senior advisor has pled guilty to false statements to the FBI about coordinating with Russians

UPDATE: GOP Hosts Code Enforcement Talk Thursday

on October 30, 2017 - 12:20pm

GOP News:

Los Alamos Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the LECTURE HALL, Building 2, at UNM-Los Alamos to hear from Community Development Director Paul Andrus on recent code enforcement actions.

Of particular interest are the criteria and methods applied in the determination of a violation.

All residents are invited to attend the meet to hear Andrus.

A short business meeting of the RPLA Central Committee will follow.

For further information, contact RPLA Chair John Bliss at 505.672.4059.

Udall On Vote For Dourson To Lead EPA’s Toxics Bureau

on October 30, 2017 - 6:06am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, co-author of the landmark Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, released this statement following the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee’s recent party-line vote to advance Dr. Michael Dourson’s nomination to serve as assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. 
“Today’s party-line vote in the EPW Committee is dangerous for public health and safety.

Crowd Gathers At SGR Re-Election Campaign Launch

on October 29, 2017 - 2:57pm
Standing in front of a list of hundreds of supporters, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (SGR), addresses the crowd gathered for her re-election campaign kick-off event Saturday afternoon at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President Jon Hendry, holding his dog Bobby, chats with SGR at her re-election campaign kick-off event Saturday afternoon at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
SGR explains to the crowd that for each re-election kick-off event she has had to select larger

Udall Speaks At NM NAACP State Conference

on October 29, 2017 - 9:39am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
LAS CRUCES — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Saturday addressed the N.M. NAACP's 66th Annual State Conference. 
The following are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
Thank you mayor (Ken Miyagishima) for that kind introduction. You have been a positive leader who has helped shape Las Cruces into one of New Mexico's best-managed cities with a great quality of life. Thanks for your steady hand. 
Thank you Dona Ana County NAACP for organizing this year’s conference. And for your contributions to social justice throughout the community. 
I want to be sure to

Pearce Meets With Community Members

on October 29, 2017 - 8:32am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce speaks to community members during a luncheon Friday in the community room at Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Pearce, a candidate for New Mexico governor, told the group that as governor he will target more jobs and higher earnings, better education, poverty and crime. ‘Of long term importance for the state and nation are these national labs and that is something I will support as governor to ensure we stay strong and resilient,’ Pearce told the Los Alamos Daily Post following his talk and before heading to LANL for a meeting.