Cibola County Beacon: Udall Announces Nearly $1 Million for NM Highway Safety

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has announced that the New Mexico Department of Transportation will receive $977,867 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reduce deaths and injuries on the highways.

“We see reports of car accidents in the news all the time, but we often forget about the dangers of the roads we use every day,” said Udall, a member of the Senate Transportation Committee. “This funding will help support critical programs that keep us safer on the roads, like initiatives to increase seatbelt use and anti-DWI campaigns aimed to protect our loved ones from drunk drivers.”

Alamogordo Daily News: Native American Head Start program gets funding

An Albuquerque organization will receive more than $820,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Early Head Start program.
Native American Professional Parent Resources serves more than 70 families, including expectant moms and families with infants and toddlers. The funds will be used to expand its services.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced the funding this week. The New Mexico Democrat says most families living in poverty have difficulty accessing resources to support their children’s development.

Albuquerque Journal: Udall Gets Key Senate Money Post

New Mexico won’t have the most senior delegation when the 113th Congress convenes early next year, but it will have a seat on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Tom Udall, a Democrat entering the fifth year of his first six-year term, learned Wednesday that he will serve on the elite spending committee — an assignment that could be critical for New Mexico, which is heavily dependent on federal money.

Portales News-Tribune: Udall: Wind energy tax credit crucial to state

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he plans to demand an extension of the wind energy production tax credit on the Senate floor Thursday, a tax credit he feels has been instrumental in creating jobs in New Mexico.

On his weekly radio call, Udall pleaded his case for the extension of the tax credit in an attempt to save it before it expires at the end of the year.

Albuquerque Journal: Big Backing for Udall Filibuster Limits

Sen. Tom Udall’s push to change Senate rules and blunt the impact of the filibuster appeared to get a big boost last week when Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed to make it happen in the next Congress.

“We’re going to change the rules,” Reid was quoted as saying in the Washington Post on Wednesday. “We cannot continue in this way.”

KRQE: Udall pushes oversight for labs, NNSA

The U.S. Senate has approved a move to reform oversight of the nation’s nuclear facilities including Los Alamos and Sandia national labs.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., creates an advisory panel to oversee the National Nuclear Security Administration.

It comes following major management issues, cost overruns and security breaches involving NNSA facilities.

Last month three members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory security forces team were fired because they allowed unauthorized people onto the shooting range.