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June 06, 2018

Zuckerberg Faces Intense Questioning Before House Panel

Courthouse News Service: April 11, 2018On his second and final day of testimony on Capitol Hill, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg encountered far less good cheer from lawmakers Wednesday as they subjected him to intense questioning over security breaches and even about drug sales occurring on the platform.Zuckerberg, whose appearance was not subpoenaed, came before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday after running a near six hour long gauntlet of questions about Cambridge Analytica a … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Rep. Luján pushes wilderness in national monument

The Taos News: April 26, 2018Just one day after taking a stroll along the river in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument to celebrate its fifth anniversary, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján introduced a bill to create more than 21,000 acres of wilderness within the monument."It's always tough with a public lands piece of legislation under a Republican president," Luján told The Taos News Monday (April 23) during his visit to the Orilla Verde Recreation Area. … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Questions EPA Administrator

Los Alamos Daily Post: April 29, 2018During a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján questioned Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about his travel, his failure to visit low-income communities and communities of color, and whether he will take responsibility for the many scandals at the EPA.Watch the video of Rep. Luján's exchange with Pruitt here.Transcript: Luján Administrator Pruitt, you seem to view … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Walden panel advances 25 bills to fight opioid crisis

KTVZ: May 9, 2018Continuing his efforts to put forth concrete solutions to combat the opioid crisis in Oregon and throughout the country, a House panel chaired by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., advanced more than two-dozen pieces of legislation Wednesday to address the nationwide scourge.The House Energy and Commerce Committee, where Walden serves as chairman, approved 25 pieces of legislation to combat the opioid crisis, which will now receive a vote in the full House, according to a news release … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

New Mexico School for the Arts wins 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Santa Fe New Mexican: May 13, 2018Carolina Trujillo does not know where she comes from.She knows, of course, that she was born in Las Vegas, N.M., and that her family has ties to that region going back decades, if not centuries. It is an area founded with the benefit of a Mexican land grant in the 1830s, a town that became a key stopover point along The Santa Fe Trail, a railroad town and a temporary home for famous outlaws and gunmen when the West really was wild.But her place in all of that … Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

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July 26, 2012

Bill From Reps. Luján, Fleischmann And Sens. Coons, Risch Supports Small Business Innovation

Los Alamos Daily Post: May 18, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. ? U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and James Risch (R-ID) Wednesday introduced the Promoting Small Business Innovation through Partnerships with National Labs Act, which allows small businesses to gain access to premier facilities at the national labs, spurring innovation and stimulating the culture of private-public collaboration.Small businesses are the … Continue Reading


July 26, 2012

NM senator, reps fight back on ‘pits' plan

Albuquerque Journal: May 26, 2018SANTA FE - Members of the New Mexico congressional delegation are fighting back against the Trump administration's recent decision to make most of the nation's plutonium "pits" - the cores of nuclear weapons - in South Carolina instead of at Los Alamos National Laboratory.This week, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., successfully inserted an amendment into a Senate appropriations bill requiring a new, independent assessment of the National Nuclear Security … Continue Reading


July 26, 2012

Lawmakers request meeting with Amtrak CEO over funding for route

The Hill: May 31, 2018A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday asked for a meeting with Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson over the company's plans to deny funding for its Southwest Chief route pending additional financial investments.The letter, penned by multiple House and Senate lawmakers in both parties, argues the route that runs through Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico is "vital to the economic well-being of our communities.""The lack of transparency by Amtrak management about its changing … Continue Reading


July 02, 2012

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February 12, 2010

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January 22, 2010

DoD this month Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For Fiscal 2008

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2008. Although the Marine Corps retained far more first term personnel than last year, it did not meet its ambitious first term reenlistment goals and it achieved 95 percent total … Continue Reading


January 22, 2010

Pilot Missing in Action From The Vietnam War is Identified

Pilot Missing in Action From The Vietnam War is IdentifiedThe Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military … Continue Reading


January 22, 2010

USDA Rural Development Announces Small Minority Producer Grant Recipients

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Douglas L. Faulkner today announced the selection of eight recipients in five states and the Territory of Guam to receive $1.3 million through the Small Minority Producer Grant program.Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Douglas L. Faulkner today announced the selection of eight recipients in five states and the Territory of Guam to receive $1.3 million through the Small Minority Producer Grant … Continue Reading

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