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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

National History Day State Finals April 27

on April 19, 2018 - 5:48am
NMHC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico State Competition for the 2018 National History Day is April 27 in Albuquerque.
 
More than 240 students from 20 schools across the state will compete in 18 different categories to determine who will represent New Mexico at the 2018 National History Day Contest. 
 
First and second place winners will advance to the National Contest, which is held in June on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.

FBI: Navajo Man From Arizona Pleads Guilty To Federal Involuntary Manslaughter Charge In New Mexico

on April 19, 2018 - 5:32am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Jerome Dayzie, 44, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Roundrock, Ariz., pled guilty Monday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to an involuntary manslaughter charge.
 
Dayzie was arrested in Dec. 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a man Dec. 9, 2017, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County. According to the complaint, Dayzie killed the victim when he hit a trailer parked on the side of the road and flipped the vehicle he was driving and in which the victim was a passenger.

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.

U.S. Senators Udall, Inhofe Introduce Bills To Strengthen Next Generation Of Farmers & Ranchers

on April 18, 2018 - 9:43am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced two bills Tuesday to strengthen the next generation of farmers and ranchers by reducing the burden of student loan debt and making capital easier to obtain so new farmers can buy land, equipment or livestock.
 
The bills, the Flexible Agricultural Repayments and Modifying Schedules (FARMS) Act and the Farmers of Tomorrow Act, aim to attract younger generations to farming and shore up the future of farming and ranching in the United States, where the number of new farmers

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