WASHINGTON – On Monday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined a bipartisan group of 29 senators in urging Margaret M. Weichert, Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), to provide back pay for federal workers as soon as possible.
JEMEZ SPRINGS – Valles Caldera National Preserve reopened the main gate and entrance station and resumed normal winter hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Los Alamos, NM – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bandelier National Monument will resume regular operations on January 30, 2019. Winter Visitor Center hours are, once again, 9 am. – 5 p.m.
Legislation would authorize advance funding for federally-operated tribal programs related to health and public safety
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, along with U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Indian Programs Advance Appropriations Act (IPAAA) to protect essential federal and tribal programs from the detrimental impacts of budgetary uncertainty caused by government shutdowns and short-term funding packages.
DNCU will provide $10 El Parasol Gift Cards to affected Government Employees on January 29 as a way to extend help beyond their membership base.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – This weekend, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will visit with federal workers and tribal communities impacted by the recent government shutdown.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after it was announced that a deal had been reached to temporarily reopen the federal government through February 15, ending the longest government shutdown in American history.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 25, 2019) – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement on the deal to reopen the government:
As 10,000+ in NM prepare to miss another paycheck, Udall-supported proposal would fund federal government and provide relief to New Mexico’s workforce and economy without preconditions
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) voted for a clean and responsible proposal to reopen the federal government without preconditions. The proposal would reopen currently closed agencies and fund the federal government through February 8th, to allow Congress and the president to negotiate on border and immigration issues without holding federal employees and government services hostage. The measure attracted bipartisan support, receiving a 52-44 vote, but failed to reach the 60-vote threshold to advance in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted for a clean spending bill to reopen the government immediately. The measure, which received bipartisan support, would reopen currently closed agencies and fund the federal government through February 8th. The proposal failed to reach the 60-vote threshold to advance in the Senate.