Tuesday Apr 15
Myrtle Beach Online
Water challenges to be eyed at town hall meeting
The warning was issued by Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich to state officials, business leaders, tribal officials and mayors as they gathered for a two-day town hall meeting on the severe drought gripping New Mexico.
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Tuesday Apr 15
Senate committee approves commercial launch license/permit bill
Largely overlooked last week in the hubbub about hearings on the NASA budget proposal , a new NASA authorization bill , and relations with Russia was a move by a Senate committee on Wednesday to approve legislation to adjust the commercial launch licensing system for reusable suborbital vehicles.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Chacounne Goes to DC and New York, Part One
As some of you know, I was able to attend a conference in Washington, DC, at the end of March, thanks to some Kossacks and other wonderful and generous family and friends.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Torch passed in Senate during NPA lobbying day
The Natural Products Association lobbying day began with an address from a new advocate for the industry and ended with remarks from one of the industry's oldest champions.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Enhancing border security and protecting a national monument
A few years ago, I participated in the VFW's Bataan Memorial Death March - an annual marathon every March through the challenging,high-desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
NM senators vote to extend unemployment aid
Sen. Martin Heinrich and Sen. Tom Udall joined in the majority passing a bill that would restore the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program that expired late last year.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
A full schedule of hearings next week
The week of April 7 is shaping up to be an unusually busy one for space policy, with no fewer than four hearings on various aspects of civil and commercial space, including markups of two bills.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Senate Takes First Step to Declassify Report on CIA Interrogations
In a closed hearing Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 to declassify portions of a CIA report detailing post-9/11 interrogation tactics.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Feds approve construction of pumping plant near Gallup
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $19.6 million construction contract to build the Tohlakai Pumping Plant for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Senators want report on WIPP inspections
Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have asked Labor Secretary Thomas Perez for a written report on why the Mine Safety and Health Administration failed to perform required regular inspections at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
MI-Sen: Sen. Martin Heinrich (D. NM) Helps Gary Peters (D) Fight Back Against The Koch Brothers
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich is helping his colleague, Rep. Gary Peters get ready to fight back against the Koch Brothers and the GOP in his bid for the U.S. Senate: Now, Gary may not know who Zozobra is or have a preference on red or green chiles, but make no mistake -- in his short time in Congress, Gary has proven he fights for the same middle ... (more)
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Silver City Sun-News
Four more WIPP employees being tested for radiation exposure
Courtesy photo The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, 26 miles southeast of Carlsbad, is the nation's only federal disposal site for transuranic nuclear waste.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Board Criticizes Response to N.M. Radiation Leak
March 26--An independent board charged with reviewing an underground fire and a radiation leak at New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has criticized the emergency response to both incidents in a report.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
The Miami Herald
Oversight chair questions safety at nuke dump
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal hits a return to Denis Istomin during his 6-1, 6-0 victory in the third round of the Sony Open on Monday.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
Las Cruces Sun-News
Town hall pans proposed U.S. Senate legislation on Organ Mountains national monument
Steve MacIntyre Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., talks about his proposal, the Organ Mountains National Monument Establishment Act, to a packed house Wednesday at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.
Heinrich supports move to ban discrimination by contractors
Sen. Martin Heinrich is one of 175 members of Congress who have signed a letter calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order banning contractors from receiving government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.