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Udall Backs Measure to Protect Military Pay in Case of Government Shutdown

on September 27, 2013 - 8:42am

Tom Udall




WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., announced Thursday that he is joining a bipartisan group of senators in cosponsoring a bill to protect military pay in the event of a government shutdown.


The Military Pay Protection Act, which is based on a similar proposal introduced in January, would ensure the nation's military families, including National Guard units assisting in disaster recovery, and critical Defense Department civilian workers, would not see a delay in their paychecks if the government were to shut down.


“Our military men and women

Teamsters Local #492 Endorses Gary King for Governor

on September 27, 2013 - 7:06am
Gary King
ALBUQUERQUE - Attorney General Gary King Thursday received the endorsement for his bid to be the next Governor of New Mexico from New Mexico Teamsters Local #492, representing the families of more than 2,300 active members in the state. 
“We are pleased today to announce our endorsement of Gary King in this Democratic primary contest for Governor of New Mexico,” said Walter R. Maestas, Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local #492. “It is rare for us to endorse in a primary, but it is more than warranted in this instance. Gary King has always been a good friend to the

Udall Talks Storm Recovery, Government Shutdown

on September 25, 2013 - 10:11am



WASHINGTON, D.C. - On his weekly radio press conference call, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall provided an update on federal storm recovery funding to help repair recent flood damage in New Mexico. He also discussed Republicans’ looming threat of a government shutdown and the impact it would have on the state if agreement cannot be reached prior to Oct. 1.


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Below are highlights from Udall’s remarks:


0:00 - Udall opens the call with remarks on cleanup efforts from the recent storms, noting

Udall Calls on VA to Take Immediate Action on Claims Errors

on September 23, 2013 - 12:13pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, announced that he has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to immediately address New Mexico claims processing errors highlighted in a recent report by the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (VA OIG).
Numerous problems were found at the Albuquerque VA Regional Office (VARO), including that the office incorrectly processed 40 percent of the disability claims reviewed, and incorrectly processed 10

Local GOP Attends State Central Committee Meeting

on September 22, 2013 - 12:53pm

Several Los Alamos Republicans attended the Republican Party of New Mexico State Central Committee meeting Sept. 21 at Sandia Resort in Albuquerque. Front row from left, JoAnn Johnson, Norma Tech and Marie Todd. Back row from left, former Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley, Vincent Chiravelle, Bill McKerley and Robert Gibson. Photo by John Rockwell

Gary King Opposes Deep Cuts to Federal Food Stamps

on September 22, 2013 - 10:01am

Attorney General Gary King


New Mexico Attorney General and Democratic candidate for Governor Gary King today strongly spoke out against Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to impose harsh cuts to American families who depend on federal food stamps. 

Yesterday House Republicans passed billions of dollars in cuts to federal food stamps by a vote of 217-210; the cuts will push millions of American families, including those in New Mexico, into poverty during the ongoing economic slump.

"While this is a federal issue, and I intend to be the next Governor of

Udall Honors Hispanic Heritage

on September 22, 2013 - 7:20am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall submitted the following statement to the Congressional Record recognizing the tremendous contributions of Hispanic Americans in New Mexico and across the country:

“Mr. President, September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a time to remember and to celebrate the integral role of Hispanic Americans in the economy, culture and identity of our nation. 

“In New Mexico, we enjoy a rich Hispanic heritage that goes back over 400