Space Grant Consortium receives NASA funds
New Mexico Democratic Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Monday that NASA is giving the money to support the program that supports aerospace and technology programs at colleges in New Mexico.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
HI-Sen: Sen. Martin Heinrich (D. NM), "The Senate Is A Better Place With Brian Schatz (D) In It"
Received this e-mail today from Senator Martin Heinrich in support of Senator Brian Schatz's campaign: That's the size of the lead my good friend and ally in the Senate, Brian Schatz, has after Primary Election Day in Hawaii.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
5 senators urge USPTO to address patent trolling
Aug. 14, 2014 - Five key senators are urging Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to get the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, housed within Commerce, to take steps now to strengthen the patent process and help stem the tide of abusive patent trolling.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Public Interest Groups Call For Brennan's Resignation
A coalition of public service groups released a letter Tuesday calling for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan in the ongoing fallout of revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency snooped on Senate staffers working on a report on President George W. Bush-era interrogation practices.
Moniz Visits Troubled Nuclear Waste Site
Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz is in New Mexico to visit the waste isolation pilot plant, known as WIPP, where radiation was released following an accident in February.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Silver City Sun-News
150 NM post offices to see shorter hours, including 8 in Grant County
LAS CRUCES >> Nearly 150 post offices in rural communities across New Mexico have or will have their hours trimmed over the next year as the U.S. Post Office seeks to cut its budget.
Energy secretary in NM to discuss WIPP
Ernest Moniz, the U.S. secretary of energy, is in Carlsbad today to review recovery efforts at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Iraq airstrikes undercut Obama peace credentials, analysts say
This Aug. 9, 2014, photo shows President Barack Obama as he speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, about the ongoing situation in Iraq.
Las Cruces Sun-News
Hours to be cut at 150 NM post offices
Sun-News Ken McLeod deposits mail at the Organ Post office on Thursday. Hours at the Organ Post Office were cut from eight to six hours a day last year.
Left to Obama: Check spies
The CIA's admission that a handful of officials spied on Senate staffers is proof that the White House has lost control of the intelligence agencies, critics say.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
The Macon Telegraph
Democrats seek oversight of state Medicaid agency
Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Reps. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Ray Lujan made the request to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Stars and Stripes
Crews excavate soil in effort to clean up Kirtland AFB jet fuel spill site
An agency at Kirtland Air Force Base, charged with rapidly developing and fielding smaller and cheaper satellites that can be of immediate use to combat commanders, has a new mission that should keep it at Kirtland for at least several more years, according to U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich's office.
Senate Dems call for higher quality patents
A group of Democratic senators demanded that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office improve the quality of patents approved in order to avoid costly legal battles later.
NM senators plead, - Wait Mr. Postman'
Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Martin Heinrich have asked Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reconsider plans to limit operations at some New Mexico post offices.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Departments blame confusion for lack of WIPP inspections
The U.S. Labor Department said it didn't perform regular safety inspections at New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant because it wasn't sure it had the authority to do so.
Under fire, CIA chief has key ally
Brennan has spent years forging a bond with the president since the early days of the 2008 campaign.
The Town Talk
Commentary: Obama's contempt empowered CIA
"Nothing could be further from the truth. I mean, we wouldn't do that." That was CIA Director John Brennan's answer in March when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., charged the CIA with breaking into computers used by Senate investigators looking into CIA misconduct.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
DOE's Moniz to travel for energy review
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will travel to Illinois, North Dakota and New Mexico this month to gather input on energy infrastructure and transportation needs.
Administration Facing Lawmakers, Military Over Interrogation Report
The Obama administration is under pressure from Senate Democrats and a group of retired military officials to fully declassify and omit redactions from a controversial Senate Intelligence Committee report that investigated the CIA's post-Sept.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Agency: Confusion Caused Missed Nuke Dump Checks
Two U.S. senators say a federal agency charged with reviewing the safety of mines failed to conduct required inspections at the government's troubled underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.