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Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class. To do this, the President reiterated that Congress should do right by hardworking Americans across the

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NM House Democrats Offer Ideas and Vision For Future

Republicans continue to push extreme, damaging, out-of-touch agenda New Mexico Democrats are fired up and excited about our 2014 state house candidates. These outstanding women and men are teachers, labor leaders, firefighters, paramedics, veterans and small business owners. They don’t pretend to have all the answers but they do promise to offer common sense ideas

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Senator Tom Udall Announces Funding to Help Deming Winery Expand Operations

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development, visited the St. Clair Winery in Deming and announced a $50,000 grant to help expand production of its Hatch chile-infused wines and support New Mexico’s agricultural industry, which is creating jobs in Luna County. The funding will help the

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $75,000 to Help Taos County Economy and Workers

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $75,000 grant to the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to provide critical technical assistance to Taos County that will help them address the economic impacts of the Chevron Molybdenum mine closure and the resultant job loss.

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Senator Tom Udall Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Give Child-Serving Organizations Access to Federal Background Checks of New Employees and Volunteers

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has announced that he is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would enable children’s groups, summer camps, and other youth-serving non-profit associations to gain access to federal criminal background checks on new employees and volunteers. He discussed the legislation yesterday during a visit with the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails in Albuquerque.

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