Luján, Haaland Visit “#Chefsforfeds” Kitchen To Serve Meals To Government Employees And Their Families

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Luján, Haaland Visit “#Chefsforfeds” Kitchen To Serve Meals To Government Employees And Their Families

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) visited World Central Kitchen’s “Chefs for Feds” location in Washington, D.C. to serve food to federal employees in need as a result of the Trump Shutdown. The effort, spearheaded by Chef José Andrés, is opening locations across the country to ensure that the 800,000 workers going without pay during the shutdown get hot meals.

Udall, Heinrich Fight to Ensure Federal Employees Maintain Vision and Dental Insurance During Shutdown

Udall, Heinrich Fight to Ensure Federal Employees Maintain Vision and Dental Insurance During Shutdown

As another missed paycheck looms for 10,000+ federal workers in NM, Udall and Heinrich write to OPM to prevent federal employees from losing critical coverage

WASHINGTON – Today, as federal employees prepare to miss yet another paycheck because of the Trump shutdown, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are fighting to ensure that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) takes urgent action to prevent federal employees from losing vision and dental insurance or having to pay out of pocket for coverage. 

VIDEO: Udall Calls for Action on Bipartisan Interior Appropriations Bill As Part of Broader Call to Reopen All of the Federal Government

VIDEO: Udall Calls for Action on Bipartisan Interior Appropriations Bill As Part of Broader Call to Reopen All of the Federal Government

As Republican leadership objects to reopening the government, Udall calls for Senate to pass bill funding Interior Dept., EPA, BLM, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, and more. 

WASHINGTON — On day 27 of the longest government shutdown in American history, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, spoke on the Senate floor to demand action on the bipartisan Interior appropriations bill passed by the House last week, H.R. 266 — a move that Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked.

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation to Make Sure Federal Contract Workers Hurt by Trump Shutdown Receive the Back Pay They Deserve

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation to Make Sure Federal Contract Workers Hurt by Trump Shutdown Receive the Back Pay They Deserve

New bill would ensure struggling employees of federal contractors will be compensated after government reopens.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced legislation to secure back pay for low-wage federal government contractors who continue to go without pay during the ongoing government shutdown, which is now the longest shutdown in American history. 

VIDEO: In Senate Floor Speech, Udall Shares the Shutdown Fears of a New Mexico Family Being Pushed to the Brink After Missing Paycheck

VIDEO: In Senate Floor Speech, Udall Shares the Shutdown Fears of a New Mexico Family Being Pushed to the Brink After Missing Paycheck

Udall also takes to the steps of the U.S. Capitol to show the faces of New Mexicans paying the price for the Trump shutdown.

WASHINGTON – In a speech from the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Tom Udall shared the story and fears of a family from New Mexico that is concerned about its financial security after missing a paycheck due to the Trump shutdown.