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Sheehey: Science And Politics

on April 19, 2018 - 1:58pm

By PETE SHEEHEY
Candidate for House Dist. 43

I am an applied physicist retired from LANL. As District 43’s State Representative, I will work on many issues with a scientific dimension: environmental preservation, renewable energy, economic development, STEM education, health care; tax reform also has complex data sets to analyze. I was honored this Monday to receive the endorsement of the state Sierra Club, an organization that works to preserve the environment with respect for science.

I am an activist because I feel strongly that our future depends upon our actions today, especially on

Heinrich Holds Senate Armed Services Hearing On Accelerating Tech Transfer For The Pentagon

on April 19, 2018 - 1:31pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) presided as Ranking Member of a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities hearing on the importance of technology transfer and ways to move technologies and systems more rapidly into the hands of operational forces.
 
 
In his opening statement, Heinrich highlighted New Mexico as a perfect example of a research and development hub, and noted that

Pearce Supports Bipartisan Efforts To Redesign IRS

on April 19, 2018 - 1:27pm
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives this week voted and passed multiple bipartisan bills to redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), putting taxpayers first while prioritizing accountability, transparency, and security.
 
“Much like our old tax code, the IRS is still operating under antiquated technologies and processes. This week, Congress took action to improve and modernize the IRS by making customer service the top of their mission. This means putting the American taxpayer first.

DEA Reaches Prescription Drug Information Sharing Agreement With 48 Attorneys General

on April 19, 2018 - 6:48am
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reached a prescription drug information sharing agreement with 48 Attorneys General.
 
“Better information means better decisions,” Sessions said. “Today’s agreement with 48 Attorneys General will give DEA and the states alike more information they can use to prosecute the criminals who are contributing to our national drug emergency. That means more prosecutions and ultimately fewer drugs on our streets.

Udall Questions National Guard On Border Strategy

on April 19, 2018 - 6:11am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, questioned the chief of the National Guard Bureau about President Trump’s apparently unplanned announcement that he would send National Guard members to the border with Mexico. 
 
 
Udall has been a vocal opponent of Trump’s call for a wall along the entire border and he has called into question Trump’s plan to send troops there. During Tuesday’s hearing about the fiscal year 2019 budget for the

U.S. Senate Passes 'Kids To Parks Day' Resolution

on April 18, 2018 - 9:50pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) applauded the passage of a bipartisan resolution that encourages children to get outdoors by designating May 19 National Kids to Parks Day.
 
First celebrated by the National Park Trust in 2011, the eighth annual Kids to Parks Day marks the beginning of a summer-long series of events at parks countrywide that promote outdoor recreation and active, healthy living.
 
“Our national parks and public lands are outdoor classrooms with endless opportunities to learn and make memories,”

President Donald J. Trump Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff For Passing Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

on April 18, 2018 - 10:10am

President Donald J. Trump orders flags flown at half-staff to honor the memory of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Courtesy image

WHITE HOUSE News:

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs.

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