Newsweek: Senate Democrats Take Up Sweeping Ethics, Voting Rights and Campaign Finance Bill in Defiance of GOP

Following their historic midterm victory, congressional Democrats are trying to make good on their campaign promise to “fix our broken democracy” by introducing sweeping legislation on ethics, voting rights and campaign finance. Senate Democrats, led by New Mexico’s Tom Udall, are working toward introducing a bill largely devoted to election and ethics reform. The legislation […]

AP: Plan seeks to designate Route 66 as National Historic Trail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal moving through Congress seeks to designate Route 66, the highway that connected Chicago to Los Angeles and was once an economic driver for small towns across a post-World War II United States, as a National Historic Trail. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jim Inhofe announced this week the […]

The New York Times: Congress Resists the President, for a Change

In this time of political division, the broad story line of the omnibus spending bill approved late last week is largely a heartening one. With the Democratic leadership in full resistance mode and the Republicans facing a treacherous political climate in the fall elections, Congress repudiated President Trump’s extreme budget cuts in rare bipartisan fashion. […]

Trump’s No Jedi

Scott Pruitt is firing scientists at the EPA. The Trump administration is systematically ending programs to combat climate change. Trump’s close advisors and associates are under federal investigation for collusion with Russia. Trump allies in Congress are trying to strip Americans of their health care. Trump just took an unprecedented step to close off public […]

Tell the Trump Administration: Act on Climate Change

The federal government released it Fourth National Climate Assessments, and there are no big surprises. It’s contents confirm what scientists have been saying for years. The planet is warming. The oceans are rising. The last three years, were the hottest on record. Most importantly, the assessment stated that greenhouse gases caused human activity are, almost […]

Oppose Republicans’ Tax Plan

When Republicans were drawing up their tax plan, they did it in secret. They wrote it behind closed doors. Only a select few were privy to its contents. It shows. Republicans’ tax plan doesn’t help everyone. It helps a select few. It gives corporations and the super-wealthy big tax breaks by eliminating deductions that working […]

We Have to Step Up

We deserve to know if Interior Secretary Zinke has proposed shrinking our national monuments or public lands — including Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico. But neither Secretary Zinke nor the White House has released the report to the public. Public lands support businesses, communities, and thousands […]