Thursday Dec 5
Senate may consider WIPP extension
CARLSBAD >> Congressman Steve Pearce's proposal to expand the mission of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has a date with the Senate.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Santa Fe Reporter
Catch the Wind
It has never been easy, trying to catch the wind. But the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project in southeastern New Mexico might be inching closer to doing that.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Pentagon denies NM chemical weapons
Dangerous chemical weapons abandoned in Panama by the U.S. in the 1940s won't be headed for New Mexico, a Defense Department spokesperson told News 13 on Tuesday.
Profile: New Mexico Sen.-elect Martin Heinrich
The U.S. Senate will welcome 12 new members in January. USA TODAY looks at the Democratic Party's freshman class as well as independent Angus King of Maine, who has not indicated which party he will caucus with but who has been supported by Democrats.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
our representatives in Congress and the editor all agree on.
When the editors of Time magazine put their heads together later this month to pick the publication's annual "Person of the Year," they should give serious consideration to one of the men most reviled by the US government: spy-agency contractor-turned-leaker Edward Snowden.
Voting record for New Mexico's U.S. congressional delegation for Nov. 17-30
HR 2061 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act Steve Pearce yes, Ben Ray Lujan yes, Michelle Lujan Grisham yes.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
The Aspen Times
Federal lands across West lack access, study finds
An estimated 541,000 acres in Colorado, including 456 acres in Pitkin County, are public lands in name only - the public is shut out from lack of access, according to a new report.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
KRQE Albuquerque, New Mexico
UNM development plan gets financial b...
UNM's plan to develop a business incubator in Albuquerque got another financial boost Wednesday.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Udall: Attack On U.S.-Born Al-Qaida Leader Was Legal
Colorado's Mark Udall and two other senators say the U.S. drone strike that killed an American-born al-Qaida leader in Yemen was legal.
Local TV Station KTVZ
Wyden: Killing of American was warranted
After considerable review of both the decision to use lethal force against Anwar al-Aulaqi and the rules governing such "targeted killings," Sens. Ron Wyden , Mark Udall and Martin Heinrich have concluded that the use of lethal force against al-Aulaqi - an American -- met legal standards.
Senators Call for Halting Unconstitutional NSA Spying on Americans
In their cogent op-ed, " End the NSA Dragnet, Now " in the New York Times today, Senators Ron Wyden , Mark Udall , and Martin Heinrich argue in opposition to an authoritarian bill proposed by the Senate Intelligence Committee that would actually ratif y the power of the National Security Agency to spy on Americans.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens
These T-shirts are sold by LibertyManiacs.com novelty site that according to the article on the JudicialWatch blog site recently received "cease and desist" letters from the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Senators Call NSA Snooping Unnecessary to Security
Mark Udall , Martin Heinrich and Ron Wyden collectively filed an amicus curae brief for a lawsuit filed against the NSA, claiming that its record collection violated the Fourth Amendment.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Obama nominates Martinez for US attorney post
President Barack Obama has nominated an Albuquerque native as the next U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico.
Representatives press ahead on Taos area wilderness bill
Sen. Martin Heinrich and Sen. Tom Udall both spoke at a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing to push for a bill that would designate the 45,000-acre Columbine-Hondo area in Taos County as wilderness.
Heinrich Announces Key Development To Reach Common Ground On SunZia Southwest Transmission Line
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich announced a key development in reaching common ground on the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project in New Mexico.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Alamogordo Daily News
Senate bill would help protect WSMR
A bill that would strengthen and protect White Sands Missile Range cleared the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources earlier this week.
The Washington Post
Switchboard: Legislators skeptical about self-driving cars
Lawmakers question safety of driverless cars. "Lawmakers expressed a mix of wonderment and concern about driverless cars during a hearing Tuesday to consider the ramifications of the emerging technology," the Hill writes.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
US senators challenge in court NSA claim that dragnet surveillance is required
Three prominent U.S. senators have in a federal court filing questioned the claim of the National Security Agency that its bulk collection of phone records is required for intelligence purposes.
US senators say there's "no evidence" bulk metadata surveillance is useful
As we reported back in July 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and its allies filed a new federal lawsuit challenging government spying in the wake of the Snowden leaks.