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Udall, Heinrich Resolution To Restore Net Neutrality Protections Gains Momentum In U.S. Senate

on January 10, 2018 - 12:31pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Tuesday that 40 senators have signed on to co-sponsor a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reinstate robust net neutrality protections and the 2015 Open Internet Order.
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to approve Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal that guts the Open Internet Order, which the D.C.

Pearce On Executive Order Supporting Veterans

on January 10, 2018 - 12:23pm
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Tuesday released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order to provide veterans with greater access to mental health care:
“Our nation’s veterans sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and liberties. As a nation, the very least we can do it honor the commitments our government has made. The experiences endured by servicemembers are not always left on the battlefield.

Clarkson Announces Bid For Congressional Seat

on January 10, 2018 - 7:52am

Dr. Gavin Clarkson. Courtesy photo




Dr. Gavin Clarkson, a former Trump administration official and New Mexico State University business professor, announced his candidacy Monday morning for the Republican nomination for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Pearce who is running for governor.


Clarkson, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation, resigned his post Dec. 29 as deputy assistant secretary for Policy and Economic Development - Indian Affairs.

Secretary Zinke Creates New Council For Hunting And Shooting Sports Conservation

on January 9, 2018 - 11:22am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Continuing his unyielding support for hunting, fishing, and the American conservation ethic, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the creation of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council.
The Council is intended to provide the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture with advice regarding the establishment and implementation of existing and proposed policies and authorities with regard to wildlife and habitat conservation.

Latino Victory Slams Administration’s Decision To End TPS For Salvadorans

on January 9, 2018 - 10:03am
LVP News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Latino Victory Project Monday slammed the Trump Administration’s decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador was designated for TPS after three earthquakes devastated the country in 2001, killing over 1000 people and injuring thousands more. Today, El Salvador remains in crisis, with one of the highest homicide rates in the world.
 “This dangerous decision showcases the dearth of humanity at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Trump is forcing hundreds of thousands of hard-working taxpayers to choose between

FDA Indefinitely Delays Enforcing Four Food Safety Modernization Act Provisions

on January 8, 2018 - 10:42am

HSNW News:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that, for now, it will not enforce four rules related to the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a law passed in 2011 that signaled the biggest overhaul in the U.S. food safety laws in seventy years.

In a press release, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that although the FDA has been working hard to implement provisions of the law, “we recognize that such a fundamental change in our food safety approach may require adjustments along the way to address issues that had not been previously anticipated.” He

Heinrich Statement On December Jobs Report

on January 8, 2018 - 7:14am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced 148,000 jobs were added in December:
“Despite inheriting a strong and resilient economy, the President and Republicans in Congress decided to do absolutely nothing to improve the lives of working Americans in 2017. Real wages only grew by 0.2 percent last year from the election through November.

New Mexico Third Largest Oil Producer In America

on January 8, 2018 - 7:13am
SANTA FE  Newly released data from the United States Energy Information Administration shows that oil production in New Mexico booming, propelling the state up to the 3rd-largest oil producer in the United States in September and October, passing Oklahoma and California and trailing only Texas and North Dakota.
EIA data also shows New Mexico hitting a record-high in monthly oil production, producing 16,367,000 barrels of oil with New Mexico on pace to set an annual oil production record in 2017.
“Strong oil and gas production equals a strong New Mexico, providing

National American Legion Cmdr. Denise Rohan Visits Los Alamos

on January 7, 2018 - 2:24pm
American Legion National Cmdr. Denise Rohan and her husband Mike Rohan, New Mexico American Legion Cmdr. Evone Harrison and various department representatives visited Los Alamos Friday as part of the national commander’s tour of the United States. Cmdr. Rohan and Cmdr. Harrison are the first women ever elected to their respective positions in the American Legion. During her visit to Los Alamos, Cmdr. Rohan and her contingent toured areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is only the second national commander to do so.

Heinrich, Wyden Call For Intelligence Assessment Of President's Latest North Korea Tweet

on January 7, 2018 - 6:34am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats requesting that the Intelligence Community assess the risk to the United States and to U.S. interests and personnel arising from President Trump’s latest North Korea tweet.

“In particular, we request that the assessment address the likely North Korean response to the President’s January 2 tweet and the President’s other threatening tweets and statements, and whether this

Pearce On UNM Suspending Lead Physician In Fetal Tissue Research While Investigation Moves Forward

on January 7, 2018 - 6:33am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:

Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued the following statement regarding the recent suspension of Dr. Robin Ohls, lead physician in fetal tissue research at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center"

“For years, this issue has divided the University of New Mexico, board of regents, and the community. The University and Health Sciences Center has been in an incredibly difficult position working through a number of allegations and potential questions relating to research being conducted.

“The action

Archbishop John C. Wester Issues Statement On Death Of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson

on January 7, 2018 - 6:28am

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson

ALBUQUERQUE – Archbishop John C. Wester has issued the following statement regarding the death of President Thomas S. Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Archbishop John C. Wester

“I was very saddened to learn of the death of President Thomas S. Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a man of great compassion who had a genuine concern for all God’s children and he will be missed, not only by those within the LDS Church, but by countless others who were touched by his gentle leadership and loving heart.

Pearce Introduces Bill To Provide Accountability After Gold King Mine Spill

on January 6, 2018 - 7:50am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Rep. Steve Pearce introduced H.R. 4735, the Gold King Mine Spill Accountability Act of 2018, to provide compensation to those injured by the Gold King Mine spill and to provide funds for New Mexico’s long-term water quality monitoring program.
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was responsible for allowing millions of gallons of contaminated waste water to spill into the Animas and San Juan Rivers in New Mexico.

DEA: China Announces Scheduling Controls On Two Fentanyl Precursor Chemicals

on January 6, 2018 - 7:45am
Acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  China’s Ministry of Public Security last week announced scheduling controls on two fentanyl precursor chemicals – NPP and 4ANPP, substances that can be used to make illicit drugs.
The scheduling controls will take effect Feb. 1, 2018 and is the result of the ongoing collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Government of China and their shared commitment to countering illicit fentanyl-class substances.
“Fentanyl compounds significantly contribute to the current opioid crisis in

AGU: Arctic Clouds Highly Sensitive To Air Pollution

on January 5, 2018 - 7:32am
A rare case of forest fire smoke interacting with clouds in the Arctic in July 2012. Contour lines indicate carbon monoxide concentrations in the atmosphere. Courtesy/MODIS/NASA.
AGU News:
WASHINGTON D.C. — In 1870, explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, trekking across the barren and remote ice cap of Greenland, saw something most people wouldn’t expect in such an empty, inhospitable landscape: haze.
Nordenskiöld’s record of the haze was among the first evidence that air pollution around the northern hemisphere can travel toward the pole and degrade air quality in the Arctic.

Science And Technology Highlights At LANL In 2017

on January 5, 2018 - 6:53am
Los Alamos National Laboratory put its Big Science capabilities to wide, productive use in 2017. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

With a top-story list populated by breakthroughs in supercomputing, accelerator science, space missions, materials science, life science, and more, Los Alamos National Laboratory put its Big Science capabilities to wide, productive use in 2017.

“No discipline left untouched—that’s the story from Los Alamos in 2017,” said Alan Bishop, Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering at Los Alamos.

Abe Dispennette Trains For Infantry Command

on January 4, 2018 - 8:56am
Abe Dispennette of Los Alamos is sworn in Decemeber to the New Mexico National Guard. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos business owner Abe Dispennette moved his status in the Army Reserves to a position in the New Mexico National Guard during a special swearing in ceremony in December.

“I will be going through training as an 09S, which is an enlisted position that will commission me as an infantry commander of the 1-200 Regiment once training is over,” he said.

Dispennette left Tuesday for that training, which runs through late

Balderas & State Mortgage Regulators Reach $45 Million Settlement With PHH Mortgage Corporation

on January 3, 2018 - 12:43pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas 48 other state attorneys general, the District of Columbia and over 45 state mortgage regulators have reached a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based mortgage lender and servicer PHH Mortgage Corporation. Approximately 265 New Mexico homeowners will receive payments thanks to the settlement.
The settlement resolves allegations that PHH, the nation’s ninth largest non-bank residential mortgage servicer, improperly serviced mortgage loans from Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec.

FEMA To Stop Discriminating Against Churches, Synagogues Hit By Hurricanes

on January 3, 2018 - 11:13am
  • Supreme Court decision requires equal treatment for houses of worship hit by hurricanes
WASHINGTON, D.C.  FEMA announced a new policy today that ought to put an end to its discrimination against churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship. The new policy comes in response to two lawsuits brought by three Texas churches and two Florida synagogues seeking immediate and equal access to disaster relief aid.
FEMA says that the new policy is required by the Supreme Court’s June 2017 decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, which ruled that the

LANL: Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers Up Double Pane Solar Windows

on January 3, 2018 - 7:00am

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation. It’s all made possible by a new window architecture which utilizes two different layers of low-cost quantum dots tuned to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum. The approach complements existing photovoltaic technology by adding high-efficiency sunlight collectors to existing solar panels or integrating them as semitransparent windows into a building’s architecture. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Engineered quantum dots

Recipes For National Spaghetti Day Jan. 4

on January 2, 2018 - 8:10am

Simple Vegan Chickpea Spaghetti. Courtesy/explorecuisine


National Spaghetti Day Jan. 4 and with delicious spaghettis made from chickpeas, lentils, black beans, edamame and more, Explore Cuisine offers an easy way for everyone to celebrate this foodie holiday while still sticking to those healthy New Year's resolutions.

Explore Cuisine helps take the guilt out of those favorite pasta meals. All Explore Cuisine products are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and jam packed with nutrientsthe perfect alternative to other glutinous pastas.
Simple Vegan Chickpea Spaghetti

Bingaman: Why I'm Endorsing Damon For Congress

on January 1, 2018 - 9:04am
Please join me in supporting Damon Martinez’s candidacy for Congress.
I have known Damon since 1993 when he joined my staff in Washington, D.C. as a Legislative Assistant where he worked on many issues for me, including crime, and energy and natural resources. 
Since then, he’s gone on to work on behalf of New Mexicans and Americans in a variety of public service roles, including, most recently, serving as the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. 
New Mexicans elected me to represent them in the United States Senate for 30 years.

Happy New Year 2018!

on January 1, 2018 - 8:55am

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team would like to take this opportunity to thank our many readers throughout the community and state, across the nation and around the world and we wish you all a very Happy New Year! Courtesy photo

Heinrich Joins Lankford To Introduce Major Bipartisan Election Security Bill

on December 31, 2017 - 8:34am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has joined U.S. Senators James Lankford (R-Okla.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in introducing the bipartisan Secure Elections Act, a bill to strengthen election cybersecurity in America and protect against foreign interference in future elections.
During the 2016 election, intelligence reports have factually established that Russia hacked presidential campaign accounts, launched cyberattacks against at least 21 state election systems, and

EM’s Cleanup Year In Review For 2017

on December 30, 2017 - 5:50am
DOE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  EM has published its 2017 Year in Review, summarizing the accomplishments of cleanup workers across the DOE complex over the course of this year.

The Year in Review highlights major achievements at each EM site and at EM headquarters, including: