Udall, Senators Unveil Legislation To Ensure Political Ideology On Climate Change Does Not Compromise National Security

Udall, Senators Unveil Legislation To Ensure Political Ideology On Climate Change Does Not Compromise National Security

Legislation would prevent Trump administration efforts to twist climate change science and eliminate its utility for national security planning

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined ten other Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to introduce legislation to ensure that political ideology on climate change does not compromise the quality of U.S. intelligence and national security strategies. 

Tomorrow: Udall to Question Telecom & Tech Leaders on Potential National Security and Privacy Risks

Tomorrow: Udall to Question Telecom & Tech Leaders on Potential National Security and Privacy Risks

Udall also leads Indians Affairs business meeting on Udall-sponsored bills to strengthen Indian country on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON – On Feb. 6 U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will push for several New Mexico and Indian Country priorities in a Senate hearing and business meeting. 

Heinrich Cosponsors Bill To Tighten Visa Waiver Program

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Senate Armed Services Committee, is an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation introduced today to tighten the Visa Waiver Program to help prevent terrorists from entering the United States. Currently, the Visa Waiver Program permits visa free travel to the United States for citizens of 38 countries that qualify—an average of 20 million visitors per year. The Visa Waiver Program Security Enhancement Act makes a number of security enhancements including requiring individuals who have traveled to Syria or Iraq in the past five years to acquire a traditional tourist visa instead of traveling without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program. The legislation also requires all travelers using the Visa Waiver Program to submit biometric information, in the form of fingerprints and a photograph, before they travel to the United States.