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Luján Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

on September 18, 2019 - 8:54am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement marking Hispanic Heritage Month:
 
“Hispanic Heritage Month is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Hispanic Americans across the country. The crucial role that Hispanic Americans have made played throughout our history have helped move the needle on progress for labor protections, civil rights, and so much more. The diversity of our community is worth celebrating.
 
“And as we celebrate the

Heinrich Fights For Pathway To Affordable College

on September 18, 2019 - 7:06am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) reintroduced the Degrees Not Debt Act to ensure higher education is accessible and affordable to all New Mexicans.
 
The legislation is part of Senator Heinrich’s initiative to build a brighter economic future for students in New Mexico.
 
“There’s no doubt that a college education is still one of the surest ways to gain the skills needed to build a successful career, but we need to make sure New Mexicans have a fair shot at affording it without being crushed by debt,” Heinrich said.

New Mexico Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros Has Died

on September 17, 2019 - 6:08pm

Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros

STATE News:

Speaker Brian Egolf issued the following statement on the passing of Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros:

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Sen. Carlos Cisneros. He was a dedicated public servant, serving his community since 1985. His hard work in the Senate was exemplified through his commitment to the capital outlay process, which he always led with integrity.

Just last week I had the pleasure of being with Senator Cisneros in Taos for a community meeting, where he was open and receptive to the concerns of his constituents and eager to keep

President Trump Intends To Win New Mexico

on September 17, 2019 - 2:56pm
President Donald Trump shares his intention to win New Mexico in the 2020 election during his campaign rally Monday evening at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
A diverse crowd of all ages showed support for President Donald Trump at his campaign rally Monday evening in Rio Rancho. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

RIO RANCHO – Speaking to a crowd that onsite officials estimate at 15,000 Monday night, President Donald Trump made his case for coming to New Mexico

Secretary Bernhardt Announces Over $100 Million In Public-Private Funding For Wetland Conservation

on September 17, 2019 - 11:15am
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, approved $28 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects.
 
Marking its 30th anniversary since enactment, the 2019 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants will be used to ensure waterfowl and other birds are protected throughout their life cycles. Of the funds issued, $23.9 million was allocated for the U.S.

Family Issues Statement On Passing Of Scott Udall

on September 17, 2019 - 10:10am

Scott Sterling Udall was born May 15, 1949 in Tucson. For the last 35 years, he made Flagstaff, Ariz. his home. Courtesy photo

From Tom Udall Press Office:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Udall family issued the following statement announcing the passing of their brother Scott Sterling Udall.

Scott Udall is survived by his siblings U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Lynn Udall, Lori Udall, Denis Udall and Jay Udall.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved brother, Scott Sterling Udall.

“In his youth, Scott was a mountain climber, outdoorsman, writer and storyteller.

Immigrant Youth Group Endorse Haaland For 2020

on September 17, 2019 - 9:39am
UWDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Immigrant youth of United We Dream Action have announced their first round of 2020 endorsements for 11 congressional champions including U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01).
 
These candidates have proven themselves to be true leaders in protecting immigrant youth and communities.

In 2018, immigrant youth and allies of United We Dream Action endorsed candidates, ran ads and knocked on doors to make the voices of the community heard and in the 2020 election cycle, these voices will be heard even louder.

First Members of the United We Dream Action 2020 Endorsement

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