Albuquerque Journal: Heinrich, Udall oppose Pompeo for CIA director

New Mexico’s U.S. senators both voted against the nomination of Mike Pompeo for CIA director Monday night, citing concerns about his views on government surveillance, Iran, Muslims and other issues. Pompeo, a former congressman from Kansas, was confirmed by the Senate 66 to 32 after a lengthy debate. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democratic member of […]

Reuters: U.S. Senate confirms Haley as Trump’s U.N. ambassador

The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Tuesday to confirm South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, sending a rising Republican star to represent President Donald Trump at an institution he has criticized. Haley was backed by 96 senators, with only four opposed. She impressed lawmakers during her confirmation hearing this […]

KRWG: Udall Introduces Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

Commentary: Today, just days after the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision allowing unlimited corporate spending in elections, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, joined by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and other cosponsors in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, reintroduced the Democracy for All amendment to restore democratic power to […]

KRWG: Udall Statement On Trump Executive Orders Advancing Dakota Access, Keystone XL Pipelines

Commentary: Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement after President Trump signed executive orders advancing the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines: CREDIT SENATOR TOM UDALL (D-NM) “By seeking to reverse President Obama’s decisions on the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, President Trump is showing the American people that his administration values […]

New York Times: The Feckless F.E.C., Rebuked

In an era of unbridled campaign spending, the Federal Election Commission has consistently and shamefully ducked its responsibilities. It has made it possible for tax-exempt “social welfare” organizations to operate as partisan attack machines. And it has dismissed complaints and failed to police this rise of “dark money” from hidden donors that is pouring into elections.