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CIR Panel Talk On Energy’s Global Future March 29

on March 21, 2018 - 2:09pm

Gov. Bill Richardson

CIR News:
Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in the O’Keeffe Room at the Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe, to hear a panel of three experts discuss Energy’s Global Future.
Featured Panelists:
  • Gov. Bill Richardson
  • Sen. Jeff Bingaman
  • PNM’s CEO Pat Vincent-Collawn 
  • Sen. Jeff Bingaman
We have some real heavyweights to discuss where we are collectively heading in energy – as a globe, a country, a state and a city.
We’ll feature Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen.

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Bill To Relieve Small Banks And Credit Unions

on March 21, 2018 - 1:59pm
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1116, the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act of 2017, to reform mandates under Dodd-Frank and relieve small banks and other community financial institutions from burdensome compliance regulations.
This bill requires federal regulatory agencies to tailor regulations to fit the institution’s profile and risk it presents to the stability of the financial system.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued the following statement:
“Due to regulations

Joe Granville On Running For Los Alamos Sheriff

on March 21, 2018 - 1:38pm
Los Alamos
My name is Joe Granville. I am running as the Democratic candidate for the office of Los Alamos County Sheriff. I am the owner of Home Improved USA a small business located here in Los Alamos.
My wife and I, and our 5-year- old son live, work and attend Daycare in this beautiful County. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of Little Forest Playschool and Los Alamos Family Council. My time on those boards has been a great opportunity to work with some very talented people whose sense of duty and service are truly inspiring.
I decided to run for

Heinrich, Collins Urge DHS To Secure Elections Ahead Of 2018 Midterm Elections

on March 21, 2018 - 1:31pm
U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, calling on the Department to step up its efforts to protect the United States from Russian interference in our elections.
In their letter, Senators Heinrich and Collins requested that the Department inform Congress about any additional authority or resources that it requires to ensure that state election agencies have the

AG Balderas Urges Congress To Preserve New Mexico’s Authority To Enforce Data Breach & Data Security Laws

on March 21, 2018 - 1:22pm
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas Monday joined a coalition of 31 states and the District of Columbia urging Congress not to preempt state data breach and data security laws, including laws that require notice to consumers and state attorneys general of data breaches.
Attorney General Balderas is currently investigating the Equifax data breach and has previously settled with Nationwide and Target for their breaches impacting New Mexicans.

Hopkins: Christine Chandler Superbly Qualified For Dist. 43 House Seat

on March 21, 2018 - 1:17pm

Los Alamos

I urge all Democrats in District 43 to vote for Christine Chandler in the June 5 primary. She is superbly qualified through temperament, knowledge and experience.

I have known Christine almost from her first day at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in late 1986. At that time, I was a lab associate director responsible for the nuclear weapons program. Christine and I worked together on numerous issues and problems facing the lab.

She was always professional in the face of serious challenges.

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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