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NM Delegation Calls On U.S. Navy To Designate Next Nuclear Sub ‘USS Los Alamos’ Upon 75th Anniversary

on March 19, 2018 - 6:29pm

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


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer in support of naming the Navy’s next Virginia class fast attack submarine the “USS Los Alamos” in recognition of the contributions the residents of Los Alamos have made to the United States Navy.

“The effort to honor the national laboratory responsible for the beginning of the nuclear age is a citizen-based initiative, and we hope their efforts

Pearce Leads Subcommittee Hearing On Transnational Criminal Organization

on March 19, 2018 - 4:31pm
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce will lead the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Exploring the Financial Nexus of Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime” at 2 p.m. EST March 20, in 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 
This hearing will explore how transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) are financed, as well as the intersection between criminal groups and other illicit activity like terrorism and political corruption.
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Public Comment Needed On Proposed New Way Waste Is Measured At WIPP

on March 19, 2018 - 2:47pm
CCNS News:

The Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor, Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), submitted a Class 2 Permit Modification Request Jan. 31, 2018 to change the way that waste is measured at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the repository for defense plutonium-contaminated or TRU waste, in southeastern New Mexico.

Public comments can be submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department until Tuesday, April 3. 

Because the federal WIPP Land Withdrawal Act limits the amount of waste to 6.2 million cubic feet, how to measure

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Elects New Board

on March 19, 2018 - 7:28am
Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members convening Friday in Espanola, from left, Councilor Darien Fernandez, Town of Taos; Councilor Peter Ives, City of Santa Fe; Commissioner Barney Trujillo, Rio Arriba County; Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, County of Los Alamos and Commissioner Henry Roybal, County of Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
County officials at Friday's RCLC meeting, from left, Los Alamos County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne, Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess and Santa Fe County Attorney Bruce Frederick.

Attorney Kate Ferlic Files Response In Brenner Case

on March 19, 2018 - 6:51am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O’Leary’s personal attorney Kate Ferlic has responded to briefs filed by two other attorneys in a suit filed by Patrick Brenner in First Judicial District Court against the County Council and the County Custodian of Records.

The case, which has dragged on since June, involves a request by Brenner under the state Inspection of Public Records Act for all emails sent and received May 15 by Los Alamos County Councilors.

AG Balderas Urges Congress To Reject Legislation Blocking State Oversight Of Student Loan Industry

on March 19, 2018 - 5:21am

Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined a bipartisan coalition of 30 attorneys general in a letter urging Congress to reject legislation that would block states from preventing and combatting fraud and abuse by the student loan industry.
“Thousands of New Mexican students have been victimized by the predatory student loan and for-profit education industries and this legislation would only put our students in more danger,” Attorney General Balderas said.

Lujan Grisham Meets With USDA Secretary To Increase Economic Development Through Broadband Access

on March 19, 2018 - 5:06am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham met with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to discuss investments to increase broadband access and boost economic growth in New Mexico. 
Lujan Grisham has introduced the Rural Broadband Expansion Act (H.R. 4308), which authorizes a $100 million grant program to install broadband infrastructure in areas where it is not economically viable for private companies to otherwise do so. 
In addition to providing access to the Internet for rural

GAO Report Finds Over $1.5 Billion Tax Dollars Spent On Abortion Service Providers

on March 19, 2018 - 4:59am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued the following statement after the release of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on the amount of taxpayer dollars that went toward funding for abortion service providers, including Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Marie Stopes International (MSI) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF):
“Congress has the responsibility to protect the rights and liberties of all American taxpayers, and to be transparent about how their hard-earned money is