Press Release: Delegation opposes VA plan to restrict care

WASHINGTON – Over the next two weeks, the Veterans Administration (VA) will hold a series of public meetings to unveil plans to discontinue contract care at nine VA access point clinics in northern New Mexico.

Honors — Aug. 29

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Lam New Mexico’s Ladies Auxiliary President Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-Mc Reynolds Chapter 3015, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S., at the 97th National Convention held Aug. 21-26 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. As leading representative […]

New Mexico House delegation announces new GI bill benefits to take effect tomorrow

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Ben Ray Luj

New Mexico House delegation votes to strengthen small businesses, create jobs and rebuild economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, New Mexico Representatives Martin Heinrich, Ben Ray Luj

N.M. Delegation announces over $8 million in recovery money for state’s parks

This Earth Day, New Mexico’s Congressional Delegation announced that twelve national parks in New Mexico will benefit from over $8 million in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The investments in New Mexico’s parks will help spur the economy and local job growth by revitalizing park infrastructure, rehabilitating visitor centers and funding […]

New Mexico House delegation highlights over $9 million in recovery funding for housing grants

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Ben Ray Luj

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.

New Mexico house delegation announces over $800,000 for needed senior nutrition funding programs

Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Martin Heinrich, Ben Ray Luj

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.

New Mexico House Delegation Announces Nearly $28 Million to Improve Transportation Infrastructure

Washington, DC-Thursday, Representatives Harry Teague, Ben Ray Luj

New Mexico House Delegation Urges Restoration of Education Funding in Recovery Plan

New Mexico House Delegation Urges Restoration of Education Funding in Recovery Plan

Mayor: Governor receptive to Hull overpass situation

CNJ Staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said a delegation of Clovis city officials and business owners secured support from Gov. Bill Richardson to reopen the Hull Street railroad overpass. The delegation, including the mayor, met with Richardson Friday to discuss the issue with the overpass. “(Richardson) was very supportive and knew that it needed to […]

Delegation gets base numbers

WASHINGTON — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation learned Tuesday the Air Force Special Operations Command will station its 16th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base. The first of eight AC-130H aircraft could arrive at Cannon as early as October, along with associated crew and support personnel. Over the following 16 months, an […]

N.M. Delegation welcomes news of special ops squad deployment to Cannon

WASHINGTON – Members of the New Mexico congressional delegation today welcomed news that the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will station its 16th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base.

Congressional delegation introduces Ute pipeline legislation

CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — New Mexico’s Congressional delegation introduced legislation Thursday in both chambers of Congress to help meet eastern New Mexico’s future water needs by authorizing the federal government to build a pipeline that will carry water to several communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties. The legislation, called the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water […]

Bovine TB concerns Richardson

By The Associated Press SANTA FE — Members of the state’s congressional delegation and Gov. Bill Richardson are concerned that federal agriculture officials appear poised to change New Mexico’s status as a bovine tuberculosis-free state since some dairy cattle in Curry County have tested positive for the disease. All dairies and ranchers in New Mexico […]

Cannon measure proposed

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C-130s are among the planes expected to be assigned to Cannon after the Special Ops transition. (Courtesy photo) CNJ staff New Mexico congressional delegates Thursday called upon Senate and House Appropriations Committee leaders to fund construction projects for Cannon Air Force Base’s new Air Force Special Operations Command mission, according to a delegation press release. […]

Cannon granted fuel facility funds

Staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — The Pentagon on Friday released $13.2 million for Cannon Air Force Base in southeastern New Mexico, the state’s congressional delegation says. The delegation in November asked the Pentagon to release the funds for a fuel storage and distribution system at the base near Clovis. “Along with […]

Funding becomes priority for Cannon transition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Funds for military construction emerged as a top need for the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base in a meeting between New Mexico congressional delegates and Air Force leaders, according to a spokesperson for Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Cannon and Air Force Special Operations Command leaders met Wednesday […]

Delegation presses for funds

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Congressional Delegation has pressed the secretary of defense to release $13.2 million the group secured last year for a modern fuel storage and distribution system at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from the delegation. The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2006 Military Quality of […]