Press release: Udall talks Japan, budget

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the worsening crisis in Japan. He also gave a recap of his weekend visit with Senator Jeff Bingaman to Silver City, where they toured the wildfire damage, and reiterated his call for Congress to pass a long-term budget. To listen to the audio, click here.

Below is a time key of Senator Udall’s remarks:

00:00 – Udall opens the conversation by expressing his sympathies for the people of Japan. He also highlights his trip to Silver City and the work of emergency crews to contain Quail Ridge Wildfire. He concludes his opening comments by addressing the budget situation on Capitol Hill.

06:13 – Discusses the worldwide response to the crisis in Japan.

08:08 – Provides an update on Katie’s Law.

12:16 – Talks about bi-partisan support for Katie’s Law in both the Senate and House of Representatives.