WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today talked with radio reporters from around the state about topics including the benefits of energy and climate change legislation and the ongoing health insurance reform debate. If you are interested in obtaining an .mp3 file of this week’s “Tuesdays with Tom,” please contact Jessica Borchert. Below is a time key of Senator Udall’s remarks:
00:00 – Udall opens the conversation with remarks about Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to include a public option in the Senate version of the health reform bill; revised energy and climate change legislation released last week, and his support of legislation that would extend unemployment insurance benefits for New Mexicans.
03:00 – Discusses nuclear provisions included in the energy and climate change legislation and how investments in renewable energies will help move America toward energy independence.
05:32 – Talks about how to reduce Medicaid waste by strengthening state fraud and corruption units. Discusses his experience prosecuting fraud as New Mexico Attorney General.