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Udall, Heinrich call for end to Pendley’s authority

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Acting BLM Director supports selling off public lands

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined a group of Senate...

Trump visits New Mexico

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Rally at Santa Ana Star Center

 

Senator Carlos Cisneros dies suddenly

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State senate loses a champion for Northern N. M.

Senator Cisneros, D-Questa, died Sept. 17, at the age of 71 of a suspected heart attack.

He represented District 6 since 1985. Cisneros served as chair of the interim Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee and vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

Senator John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, told the N.M. Political Report that Cisneros served on the Senate Finance Committee as the vice-chair.  Smith said, “He was very, very responsible when it came to state finances.”  He added that he and Cisneros often ‘chuckled together’ and spoke every day.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, told the Report Sept 17, “I am...

Rep. Torres Small leads legislation to help new mothers in rural America

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Rural MOMS Act has bipartisan support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Xochitl Torres Small introduced the Rural MOMS Act of 2019, H.R. 4243 on Sept. 9 , alongside Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., Rep. Abby Finkenauser, D-Iowa, Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., to improve healthcare access for new and expecting mothers in rural communities across the country. This bipartisan bill will make important strides toward addressing rural maternal mortality and morbidity rates nationwide by expanding convenient and consistent access to healthcare services for pregnant women and new mothers in remote areas.

The United States has some of...

Conservation groups sue Trump admin over changes to Endangered Species Act

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Conservation organization WildEarth Guardians and six other environmental and animal protection groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over changes it made to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The nonprofit law firm Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation Association, WildEarth Guardians and the Humane Society of the United States.

“Nothing in these new rules helps wildlife, period,” EarthJustice attorney Kristen Boyles said in a statement. “Instead, these regulatory changes seek to make protection and recovery of...
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