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Obama announces immigration action; NM delegation responds

Obama announces immigration action; NM delegation responds

President Barack Obama announced his new immigration initiative on Thursday night in a televised address. The short address laid out what Obama was going to do with the immigration system that Obama said “is broken, and everyone knows it.” Obama said that he prefers that a bipartisan bill — such as the legislation that passed the U.S. Senate — be presented to him to sign. However, “Republican leaders in the House have refused to allow that simple … Read entire article »

Filed under: Border, Delegation, Featured, Immigration, National News

Keystone XL bill fails in the Senate; NM Senators vote against it

Keystone XL bill fails in the Senate; NM Senators vote against it

Legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate Tuesday, failing to get the 60 votes necessary to get to an up-and-down vote. Both Senators from New Mexico, Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, voted against the legislation. Both are Democrats. The legislation received 59 votes, mostly from Republicans though a handful of Democrats voted for it as well. The legislation was largely seen as a way to boost the prospects for Sen. Mary Landrieu, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delegation, Featured, National News

Heinrich, Flake appear on Letterman during media tour

Heinrich, Flake appear on Letterman during media tour

It isn’t that often that you see a U.S. Senator on a late night talk show unless they are John McCain or running for president (or both). But on Monday night, there were two U.S. Senators on The Late Show with David Letterman, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Jeff Flake of Arizona. The two were on to promote the TV show “Rival Survival” and it was the most high profile appearance on a media … Read entire article »

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National attention for Martinez, NYT op-ed for Heinrich

National attention for Martinez, NYT op-ed for Heinrich

Two of New Mexico’s most prominent elected officials received some attention by appearing in national media outlets. Politico, one of the top political websites, had a reporter travel to New Mexico to profile Gov. Susana Martinez. The website sent a reporter to Santa Rosa for a campaign event and called Martinez, “the first post-Obama Republican.” The story talks about Martinez as a pragmatic centrist who stays away from wedge issues which dominated much of the last decade … Read entire article »

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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