Press release: Bingaman talks fuels tax, president’s address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of issues. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman090711m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman comments on Obama’s decision to delay EPA regulations on smog standards.

03:02 – Bingaman says the Congress is expected to extend the federal fuels tax, which expires at the end of this month.

04:06 – Bingaman says New Mexico benefits from approximately $330 million through the federal government through the Highway Trust Fund, which receives money from the federal fuel tax.

04:58 – Bingaman talks about the President’s address to Congress on Thursday, which will focus on jobs and the economy.

06:39 – Bingaman talks about the need for Congress to focus on job creation and the economy.

09:19 – Bingaman talks about the important role the Los Alamos National Laboratory plays in helping the country maintain and manage its nuclear stockpile.