Sugar supports should be dissolved

Freedom New Mexico Have you noticed grocery prices rising? Here’s one way to reduce them — a little, anyway. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., proposes to end all quotas, regulations and tariffs that give a few companies a form of sugar high, but cost consumers and businesses billions in higher prices. His Senate Bill 685 is […]

Press release: Bingaman helps write defense bill that supports Cannon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman is helping to write key defense legislation that strongly supports New Mexico’s military installations and Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories. At Bingaman’s urging, the bill also contains a provision requiring the Air Force to report to Congress on the magnitude of the fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force […]

Udall Supports Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation introduced by Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman to repeal the ban on openly gay service members in the military. “For almost two decades, ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ has placed an unjust burden on qualified service members who are forced to hide who […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

N.M. Senators: Agriculture spending bill that supports New Mexico sent to president

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today said they are pleased a key spending bill that contains funding for key New Mexico agricultural-related projects has cleared a final hurdle and is now on its way to the president to be signed into law. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains $350,000 the senators […]

Bingaman supports reappointment of Portales resident on peanut board

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., on Wednesday asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

Bingaman supports renomination of Portales resident on peanut board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today asked the U.S. Agriculture Secretary to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

New Mexico Delegation Supports American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Could Create 22,000 Jobs in New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Martin Heinrich, Harry Teague and Ben Ray Luj

Wilson supports pipeline funding

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM) today welcomed passage of H.R. 5710, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act that will establish the Ute water pipeline. This bill authorizes construction of a pipeline from the Ute Reservoir that will carry water to several communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Under the proposed […]

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 […]

Prudence should prevail next time war drums sound

Freedom Newspapers I t has not been a good month for proponents and defenders of the decision to invade Iraq, although the president and vice president still say they’d do it even knowing what they know now. What is done cannot be undone, but the lesson should be clear. The next time government officials and […]

Kerry keeps debating himself on Iraq issues

Freedom Newspapers One reason Sen. John Kerry isn’t gaining traction in his presidential bid is that he keeps contradicting himself. Speaking in Cincinnati last week, he attacked President Bush’s Iraq policy. He’s running a TV ad voicing the same theme. “George W. Bush’s wrong choices have led America in the wrong direction on Iraq and […]