Press release: Bingaman talks Congressional lame duck session

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about the Congressional lame duck session. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman111510m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman gives a brief overview of the Senate schedule for the lame duck session. 02:10 – Bingaman […]

Pearce, Mullins win GOP congressional primaries

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce will get a chance to win back his old job as a U.S. representative, defeating a little-known Republican primary challenger in the 2nd Congressional District race. Pearce, a three-term former congressman, defeated Roswell-area farmer Cliff Pirtle in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Pearce said campaigning across the […]

Letters to the editor: Health reform hard to comprehend

Health reform hard to comprehend The Congressional Budget Office has issued its report on the “Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output as of September 2009.” This document contains 11 pages and analyzes the impact of the economic stimulus. Page two contains the following nugget of information: • […]

Editorial: Adding troops in Afghanistan not necessary

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Thursday that the “era of the blank check is over” in Afghanistan. But the plan he laid out Friday looks very much like a blank check for an increased military and civilian presence in Afghanistan that is unlikely to be successful or to end any time soon. The Afghan […]

N.M. delegation applauds Obama administration’s decision to put two ‘Best’ teams’ along the New Mexico border

The New Mexico congressional delegation today applauded the Obama administration’s plan to put two multi-agency task forces in New Mexico to help address the recent spike in drug-related criminal activity and strengthen overall border security in the region.

N.M. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION UNVEILS RECOVERY PACKAGE RESOURCE GUIDE

WASHINGTON – The New Mexico congressional delegation today unveiled a resource guide designed to help ensure that New Mexico can make the most of the economic recovery package enacted into law last month.

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TRICARE cost increases proposed

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows why some military retirees and veterans could face higher out-of-pocket costs if the Obama administration and Congress take bold moves to reform the U.S. health system and to make federal health programs more efficient. Among 115 “options” presented, though not endorsed, […]

Congressional candidate believes in holistic approach

Carol Miller, one of two independent candidates running in the Nov. 4 general election for the 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat, said she believes the issues that face the state transcend partisan politics. Miller, of Ojo Sarco, is running against Republican Dan East, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Independent candidate Ron Simmons. Miller said she […]

Lujan tours eastern New Mexico

While campaigning through southeastern New Mexico this past week, Democratic Congressional District 3 candidate, Ben R. Lujan, sat down with the Freedom New Mexico to answer some questions regarding his positions on some major political issues.Lujan is seeking to win the Democratic primary in a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Udall. Currently, Lujan […]