Press release: Bingaman talks about Gulf of Mexico oil spill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about what is going on in the Senate this week and answers questions relating the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman060710m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman gives a brief overview of that is happening in the Senate this week.

01:57 – Bingaman says this week he will hold the fourth in a series of hearings in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee focusing on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

04:06 – Bingaman talks about ongoing efforts to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

05:51 – Bingaman says he believes Secretary Salazar is doing a good job under very trying circumstances.

07:41 – Bingaman comments on ongoing drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

08:36 – Bingaman comments on New Mexico’s gubernatorial race.

10:27 – Bingaman talks about a bill to extend unemployment benefits that is being debated in Congress.

13:15 – Bingaman talks about funding in a tax extender bill would increase New Mexico funding Medicaid funding.

16:26 – Bingaman says offshore oil and gas production is important for the country but needs to be done safely.

17:35 – Bingaman talks about last month’s jobs numbers.

18:47 – Bingaman comments on criticism over the federal government’s handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.