Udall Calls for Senate Vote on VAWA with Tribal Provisions, Public Safety Bills

“The crisis rates of violence against Native women in particular demand our full attention and immediate action. Native women and families deserve to be safe in their homes and in their communities – full stop. That is why it is unacceptable that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to take up the House-passed Violence Against Women Act reauthorization that includes critical provisions I helped author to promote public safety for women and families in Indian Country,” Udall said.

Amber Alert Issued for Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

AMBER ALERT for Rio Arriba County Sherriff’s Department- Renezmae Calzada
Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Amber Alert is asked to call the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 753-5555.

Udall Leads Hearing On 5 Bills, Questions Administration’s Commitment To Improving Public Safety In Native Communities

Udall Leads Hearing On 5 Bills, Questions Administration’s Commitment To Improving Public Safety In Native Communities

Highlights the importance of congressional action on Tribal VAWA bills, law enforcement resources improvements.

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined committee chairman John Hoeven to convene a legislative hearing on five public safety bills, including two Udall-led bills – S. 290, the Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act (NYTOPA), and S. 1853, the Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act.