Press release: Bingaman talks budget deal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the budget agreement that was reached Friday night. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman041111m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks about the budget agreement that was reached Friday night.

04:11 – Bingaman talks about some of the effects a government shutdow would have on New Mexico.

06:25 – Bingaman comments on the President’s upcoming speech on deficit reduction.

07:35 – Bingaman says long term deficit reduction will depend on spending cuts and revenue raising policies.

08:42 – Bingaman talks about some of the issues he hopes Congress will take up this year.

09:47 – Bingaman says nuclear energy will continue to be part of the country’s energy portfolio.