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.
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.
SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Tourism Department—in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department—launched a new campaign including a consumer webpage to minimize negative impact of the partial federal government shutdown to gateway communities.
SANTA FE ― New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown.
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.
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.
Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) wants to help furloughed customers during the federal government shutdown. Although the impact on individuals should be temporary, borrowers affected by the shutdown may face difficulties making payments on debts such as mortgages, student loans, car loans, business loans or credit cards.
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.
LYONS, Nebr.―A partial government shutdown has been in effect for 20 days after lawmakers in Washington, D.C., failed to pass funding bills.
SANTA FE — The state Human Services Department is urging all SNAP recipients who are due for renewal of benefits in January to submit their renewal form no later than today, Jan. 15, in order to receive their February benefit.