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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

Udall, Heinrich want Shinseki to resign

Udall, Heinrich want Shinseki to resign

U.S Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heirnich both called on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down because of a scandal involving wait times at VA hospitals. The calls come after a preliminary report by the Office of the Inspector General showed widespread problems in the VA including hundreds of veterans being kept off the waiting lists in Phoenix. The two are among a growing list of Senators from both parties asking Shinseki to resign. From the New … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health

Obama signs designation of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as national monument

Obama signs designation of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as national monument

President Barack Obama signed a designation that names the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area a national monument. Before signing the proclamation, Obama thanked Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinich, who pushed for the delegation. He also thanked former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman who pushed to protect the area while in office. Bingaman, also a Democrat, decided not to run for another term in 2010. All three attended the signing. A copy of the proclamation is embedded at … Read entire article »

Filed under: Environment, Featured

Senate confirms Damon Martinez as US Attorney

Senate confirms Damon Martinez as US Attorney

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Damon Martinez as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico on a voice vote on Wednesday afternoon. Martinez was recommended by Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich last April. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in November. His nomination cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee in April of this year. Martinez had served as the Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district since 2001. In that time, there had been controversy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delegation, Featured, National News