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DOE secretary talks WIPP, tech transfer, native energy on NM trip

DOE secretary talks WIPP, tech transfer, native energy on NM trip

Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is on a two-day trip throughout New Mexico and some big questions have already been answered. Moniz was in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Carlsbad on Monday — a big day of travel throughout a big western state. WIPP isn’t going anywhere The most newsworthy part of Moniz’s trip was related to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP. While WIPP remains closed because of a radiation leak in February, and the investigation hasn’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carlsbad, Delegation, Economy, Energy, Featured, National News

Heinrich calls on CIA chief to resign

Heinrich calls on CIA chief to resign

Sen. Martin Heinrich says CIA chief John Brennan should resign following revelations that the CIA searched Senate computers. The Albuquerque Journal first reported Heinrich’s call on Brennan to step down. This came an hour after Heinrich issued a statement on the report from the CIA inspector general. Heinrich sits on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and has been a harsh critic of domestic spying from the National Security Agency. The junior U.S. Senator from New … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delegation, Featured

Heinrich, Pearce talk immigration

Heinrich, Pearce talk immigration

Two of the members of New Mexico’s D.C. delegation spoke about immigration on Wednesday. This comes as immigration becomes a main focus on politics around the country because of an influx of immigrants entering the country illegally from Central America. Many are fleeing the countries, which are considered among the most violent in the world. Rep. Steve Pearce spoke on C-SPAN while Sen. Martin Heinrich made a third speech on the Senate floor. Videos of both Pearce … Read entire article »

Filed under: Border, Featured, Immigration, Video

Heinrich, Lujan Grisham to headline Hillary Clinton event

Heinrich, Lujan Grisham to headline Hillary Clinton event

Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham are on Team Hillary. The two members of New Mexico’s Washington D.C. delegation will attend a event for a Super PAC associated with a future Clinton run for president. Former Albuquerque mayor, and steadfast Clinton supporter, Martin Chavez posted the invitation on Twitter and Facebook Thursday. See Chavez’s tweet at the bottom of the post. The event will be in Albuquerque this weekend. The Super PAC is “Ready for Hillary” … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Presidential

On anniversary of Senate action, Dems push for immigration action in House

On anniversary of Senate action, Dems push for immigration action in House

A year ago the U.S. Senate passed an immigration bill, one that many predicted would never see the light of day in a Republican-controlled House. Now, that prediction looks to be true, as the House hasn’t acted on immigration reform beyond introducing small bills around the edges of the issue. Democrats are spending the day reminding the public that they passed immigration reform a year ago in the Senate and that Republicans in the House have yet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Border, CD2, Featured

Heinrich, other Senators send letter to Holder on drones

Heinrich, other Senators send letter to Holder on drones

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and two of his colleagues sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder about drone attacks. Heinrich, the junior senator from New Mexico, joined Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and Ron Wyden of Oregon in asking Holder to be more open on targeted drone attacks. All three are Democrats and are members of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. While the three are Democrats, they have been critical of the Obama administration … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delegation, Featured, National News

Heinrich supports U.S. Patent Office cancellation of ‘Redskins’ trademark

Heinrich supports U.S. Patent Office cancellation of ‘Redskins’ trademark

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich said Tuesday that he supports the decision by the U.S. Patent Office to cancel patents related to the name of the Washington Redskins, deeming it offensive to Native Americans. “The U.S. Patent Office took a positive step today toward the goal of changing the Washington, D.C. football team’s name,” Heinrich said in a statement on Tuesday. “Racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports. Our tribal communities have always enhanced New … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, National News

Heinrich wants action on climate change

Heinrich wants action on climate change

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich continued his push for the United States to do something about climate change. Legislation to help with climate change has largely been blocked in recent years despite support from Senate leadership and President Barack Obama. In his floor speech in the U.S. Senate, Heinrich said New Mexico is already dealing with the effects of climate change. “We’re already seeing the effects of climate change manifest in more extreme drought conditions, larger and intense … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delegation, Environment, Featured

New carbon rule gets praise from Democrats, environmentalists, scorn from Republicans

New carbon rule gets praise from Democrats, environmentalists, scorn from Republicans

A new plan to reduce the amount of carbon pollution from coal- and natural-gas-fired power plants is getting immediate reaction from across the political spectrum. Democrats and environmentalists praise the move by President Barack Obama, done through executive order, while Republicans said the move would cause more job losses and increased energy bills. The New York Times says it is part of a last push by Obama on climate policy. The far-reaching regulations will for the first time … Read entire article »

Filed under: Environment, Featured, National News

VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigns; NM delegation responds

VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigns; NM delegation responds

VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday, amid calls from dozens, if not hundreds, of U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators following the release of a preliminary report outlining problems in the VA. Shinseki resigned in a meeting with President Barack Obama where he outlined the findings of the report. Obama accepted Shinseki’s resignation. Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, is the acting secretary. On Thursday, both U.S. Senators and all three U.S. Representatives from New Mexico called … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health, National News