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Senator Udall Statement on Senate Vote to Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program, Fix Medicare Payments

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has joined the Senate in voting 92-8 for a measure that will extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which ensures thousands of New Mexico children can get health care, and reform the federal government’s system for reimbursing physicians who provide health care to seniors and the disabled under Medicare. The

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján: 100 Days into Congress, Republicans Putting Special Interests Ahead of Working Families

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement marking the 100th day of the Republican-controlled Congress that is putting the needs of special interests ahead of hard-working families. “From day one, House Republicans have pursued an agenda that looks out for the special interests instead of addressing the pressing needs

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Ted Cruz: Anti-Woman, Anti-Immigrant GOP Senator Announces for President

Senator Ted Cruz announced a few weeks ago that he would be a candidate for President of the United States. Say what? So far, his two major accomplishments include leading the effort to shut down the federal government in 2013—costing $24 billion dollars and in the words of fellow GOP Rep. Peter King, “reading Dr.

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Senator Udall, Representative Edwards Introduce Bill to Combat Leading Cause of Water Pollution

The Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act will create jobs, boost local economies, help control flooding U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) have introduced legislation to promote innovative ways to prevent flooding and water pollution created when rain or melted snow (stormwater) picks up toxic chemicals and sediment as it flows

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Senator Heinrich Continues Fight For Equal Pay For Women

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich  marked National Equal Pay Day yesterday and called for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill aimed at combatting wage discrimination on the basis of gender. “It’s unacceptable that women in New Mexico are earning 82 cents for every dollar a man makes, and the disparity is even worse for Hispanic

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