Udall honors life of Army Sgt. Daniel Tallouzi, sacrifice of mother

U.S. Senator Tom Udall honored the life of First Army Sergeant Daniel Tallouzi today in a speech on the floor of the United States Senate. Sgt. Tallouzi suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, which left him in a coma, while serving in Baghdad in September, 2006. Udall first met Sgt. Tallouzi when he visited him at […]

Udall to President: We must stop border violence

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to include in his budget “the highest levels of funding possible” to reduce violence along the U.S.—Mexico border.

Over $28 millin in New Mexico energy and water projects included in budget bill

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that over $28 million

Bingaman talks to New Mexico radio reporters

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman answered question on a variety of topics today during his weekly radio press conference with New Mexico radio reporters.

Bingaman applauds new health care law for children

President Barack Obama today signed into law legislation U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman helped write to ensure that more New Mexicans could have access to health care.

Sen. Harden pleased with progress on autism bill

Santa Fe- Senator Clint Harden, R-District 7 is pleased so far on the process his legislation to address the health issue of autism is taking in the state legislature. He said his bill SB 34 is being held over in Senate Public Affairs because he said Human Service Secretary Pam Hyde has agreed to work […]

Legislature: Senator stresses frugality — with kilt

The New Mexican Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 59 Fear of computers: We hope you weren’t looking for a live webcast from the Senate floor Monday or Tuesday. After the Senate voted 27-13 last year to begin streaming live video of floor sessions over the Internet, many people expected them to do just that. […]

Conservative record for McCain spotty

Freedom New Mexico With the see-saw Democratic nomination dominating the headlines, Sen. John McCain’s four-state victories — giving him enough delegates to tie up the Republican nomination — was anti-climactic. The senator’s victory was a foregone conclusion, which made the rather long concession speech by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee a tad ridiculous. Huckabee has […]

Clovis native to work with Consumer Product Safety Commission

DOMENICI STATEMENT ON DEPARTURE OF STAFF MEMBER AUTUMN MOORE OF CLOVIS             WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced the departure of his staff member Autumn Moore of Clovis.             Moore, who completed an internship with Domenici’s office in the summer of 2005, has served in various capacities, including legislative correspondent and legislative […]

Former senator to join race

Staff and wire reports A former state senator and magistrate judge is planning to run for Curry County commissioner. Caleb Chandler, a 12-year state senator and and 12-year magistrate judge said he will be running for District 5 Commissioner Tim Ashley’s seat on the Curry County Commission. “I think it’s going to be a real […]

Romney drops out

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign. “I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,” Romney told conservatives. “If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall […]

Q&A: Pearce: Ute water priority

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Name: Steve Pearce Candidate for: U.S. Senate Education: New Mexico State University with a BA degree in economics, earned an MBA at Eastern New Mexico University. Experience: U.S. Congress, five years, New Mexico House of Representatives four years, owned an oilfield services firm, served as a pilot in Vietnam. […]

Senator pressured to support renewable energy standards

By Susan Montoya Bryan ALBUQUERQUE — The message seems simple, and it’s hard to miss when plastered on a large yellow billboard along one of New Mexico’s busiest interstates. “Senator Domenici: Don’t Dim Our Future! Support Renewable Energy.” The billboard — along with radio ads, bumper stickers and yard signs — is part of a […]

Ohio senator’s change of heart good for politics

By Freedom Newspapers The Associated Press reports U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, has been under fire from both sides of the political aisle because of the way he has voted on contentious issues. Liberal activist groups are upset with the second-term senator because he voted against a Democratic bill to micromanage the war in Iraq […]

Domenici’s fashion faux pas makes waves

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Here’s the deal. You go to the Vatican and expect to find Pete Domenici holding forth in St. Peter’s Square and Pope Benedict taking notes. When Pete Domenici walks into a building, doors open before him, rooms grow quiet in his presence. You wonder when is the last time Pete […]

Senator foresees area growth

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Sen. Jeff Bingaman told members of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce on Friday that eastern New Mexico has a lot going for it economically these days, but the lawmaker didn’t paint as rosy a picture for the economy nationally. “I think everyone is aware that the economy […]

Former senator’s death ends classic success story

Freedom Newspapers With the passing of former U.S. senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. last week, the nation lost someone who was influential on the political stage for more than two decades. As a native of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, however, Bentsen represented something greater than that. The story of Lloyd […]

Republicans: Bingaman out of touch

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Five men vying for Republican nomination to a U.S. Senate seat say incumbent Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is disconnected from the people he serves. “Is he (Bingaman) committed to New Mexico or to a job?” asked Dr. Allen McCulloch, a Farmington urologist, on Tuesday at a forum hosted by the […]

Domenici shopping for compromise

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist So I wrote this column about lap dancing and how a couple of young guys ran up a $2,500 bill in one night at the Fantasy Club in Albuquerque and how that isn’t very fair and how Sen. Pete Domenici ought to do something about the soaring price of lap […]

Q&A: Veteran lawmaker still going strong

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Portales farmer Stuart Ingle receives countless phone calls, wears a jacket and tie for two months straight and addresses his co-workers through the lieutenant governor. It’s a process the state senator been doing for 20 years. Ingle, who was sworn into the Legislature in 1985, now represents Portales as the minority […]