Local Viewpoints http://krwg.org en Steve Pearce Comments On House Working Group Report On Border Crisis http://krwg.org/post/steve-pearce-comments-house-working-group-report-border-crisis <p style="margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0.5in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: 24px;"><b><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></b></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:34:35 +0000 Office of Rep. Steve Pearce R-NM 2 71247 at http://krwg.org Steve Pearce Comments On House Working Group Report On Border Crisis Santa Fe Workers File National Labor Relations Board Complaint http://krwg.org/post/santa-fe-workers-file-national-labor-relations-board-complaint <p align="justify" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: justify; font-size: 10pt; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times; font-size: 11pt;"><strong>SANTA FE</strong>--</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times; font-size: 11pt;">Today, workers from Posa's Restaurant held a demonstration in front of the business on Zafarano Dr. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:47 +0000 Somos Un Pueblo Unido 71218 at http://krwg.org Santa Fe Workers File National Labor Relations Board Complaint Feds Propose Roadmap For Mexican Gray Wolves' Future In New Mexico, Arizona http://krwg.org/post/feds-propose-roadmap-mexican-gray-wolves-future-new-mexico-arizona <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>SILVER CITY,&nbsp;<em>N.M.</em>— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service laid out its vision for the future of the endangered&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/mammals/Mexican_gray_wolf/index.html" target="_blank">Mexican gray wolf</a>&nbsp;today, proposing releases of captive-bred wolves into new areas of New Mexico and parts of Arizona and allowing wolves to roam from the Mexican border to Interstate 40, a much broader region than currently permitted. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:53:28 +0000 Center for Biological Diversity 71217 at http://krwg.org Feds Propose Roadmap For Mexican Gray Wolves' Future In New Mexico, Arizona White House Announces $10 Billion For Rural Infrastructure http://krwg.org/post/white-house-announces-10-billion-rural-infrastructure <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The White House Rural Council today announced the creation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects across the country. An initial $10 billion has been committed to the fund with greater investment expected to follow. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:08:14 +0000 USDA 71196 at http://krwg.org White House Announces $10 Billion For Rural Infrastructure Pearce: Support Israel's Offensive Against Hamas http://krwg.org/post/pearce-support-israels-offensive-against-hamas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement in support of Israel’s offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:21:24 +0000 Office of Rep. Steve Pearce R-NM 2 71185 at http://krwg.org Pearce: Support Israel's Offensive Against Hamas Fish Only Found In New Mexico And Arizona Gains Endangered Species Protection http://krwg.org/post/fish-only-found-new-mexico-and-arizona-gains-endangered-species-protection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>ALBUQUERQUE,&nbsp;<em>N.M.—</em>&nbsp;Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions for protection of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/species_agreement/index.html" target="_blank">757</a>imperiled species across the country, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today&nbsp;<a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-17205.pdf" target="_blank">protected</a>&nbsp;the Zuni bluehead sucker under the Endangered Species Act. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:48:07 +0000 Center for Biological Diversity 71118 at http://krwg.org Fish Only Found In New Mexico And Arizona Gains Endangered Species Protection Rodríguez On Williams Institute's Report On The Economic Impact Of Same-Sex Marriage In Texas http://krwg.org/post/rodr-guez-williams-institutes-report-economic-impact-same-sex-marriage-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today, the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law issued a report on the economic impact of legalizing same-sex marriage in Texas, and the results are substantial. According to the report, over the next three years, same-sex marriages in Texas would:</p><p></p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Inject $181.6 million into our state's economy;</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Generate $14.8 million in sales tax revenue; and</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:41:16 +0000 Office of Senator Jose Rodriguez 71111 at http://krwg.org Rodríguez On Williams Institute's Report On The Economic Impact Of Same-Sex Marriage In Texas Las Cruces Diocese: Local Donations Should Cease At This Time http://krwg.org/post/las-cruces-diocese-local-donations-should-cease-time <p align="left" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0in;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Bishop Cantú,, Bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces, would like to thank the many volunteers, and donors that came forward in support of our humanitarian outreach program, entitled&nbsp;<b><i>Project Oak Tree</i>.</b>&nbsp;<b>Today, we Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:53:27 +0000 Diocese of Las Cruces 71074 at http://krwg.org Las Cruces Diocese: Local Donations Should Cease At This Time Pearce Introduces New Organ Mountains Desert Peaks Monument Legislation http://krwg.org/post/pearce-introduces-new-organ-mountains-desert-peaks-monument-legislation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2) has introduced the&nbsp;<em>Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Corrections&nbsp;</em>Act.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:49:49 +0000 Office of Rep. Steve Pearce R-NM 2 71073 at http://krwg.org Pearce Introduces New Organ Mountains Desert Peaks Monument Legislation New Mexico Economic Development Department: Study Supports State Film Incentives http://krwg.org/post/new-mexico-economic-development-department-study-supports-state-film-incentives <div style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><b style="font-size: 10pt;">Santa Fe</b><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;- Today, the New Mexico Film Office released the final Phase 1 report of a study on the economic impact of the state's film incentive program. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:14:36 +0000 Office of New Mexico Economic Development Department 71067 at http://krwg.org New Mexico Economic Development Department: Study Supports State Film Incentives Heinrich Meets With VA Secretary Nominee http://krwg.org/post/heinrich-meets-va-secretary-nominee <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; line-height: 17.600000381469727px; margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with Veterans Administration (VA) Secretary Nominee Robert McDonald in his Washington D.C. office yesterday where they discussed ways to improve veteran care and address systemic problems at the VA.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:02:36 +0000 Office of Senator Martin Heinrich D-NM 71065 at http://krwg.org Heinrich Meets With VA Secretary Nominee Civil Rights And Media Groups To FCC: Reclassify Internet Service Providers As Common Carriers http://krwg.org/post/civil-rights-and-media-groups-fcc-reclassify-internet-service-providers-common-carriers <div>&nbsp;</div><div><p style="margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 17.1200008392334px; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><b>WASHINGTON</b></span><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 17.1200008392334px; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">&nbsp;-&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1074746878" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:10:01 +0000 National Hispanic Media Coalition 70839 at http://krwg.org Udall, Heinrich: New Leadership Needed At New Mexico VA Medical Center http://krwg.org/post/udall-heinrich-new-leadership-needed-new-mexico-va-medical-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>WASHINGTON –</strong>&nbsp;Today, as the acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary visits New Mexico,&nbsp;<strong>U.S. Senators Tom Udall&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>Martin Heinrich</strong>&nbsp;urged the VA to move quickly to hire a qualified permanent director for New Mexico's VA hospital to help it immediately begin the work to regain the trust of veterans and address serious problems with scheduling, emergency response, care for rural veterans and other challenges. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:40:16 +0000 Office of Senator Tom Udall D-NM 70759 at http://krwg.org Udall, Heinrich: New Leadership Needed At New Mexico VA Medical Center Udall Supports Women's Access To Health Care Following Hobby Lobby Decision http://krwg.org/post/udall-supports-womens-access-health-care-following-hobby-lobby-decision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:50:23 +0000 Office of Senator Tom Udall D-NM 70660 at http://krwg.org Udall Supports Women's Access To Health Care Following Hobby Lobby Decision Heinrich Co-Signs Letter Calling For Review Of Trade Agreement With Countries Violating LGBT Rights http://krwg.org/post/heinrich-co-signs-letter-calling-review-trade-agreement-countries-violating-lgbt-rights <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; line-height: 17.600000381469727px; margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">U.S. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:04:36 +0000 Office of Senator Martin Heinrich D-NM 70559 at http://krwg.org Heinrich Co-Signs Letter Calling For Review Of Trade Agreement With Countries Violating LGBT Rights Pearce Urges Additional Flights For Deportations Of Central American Immigrants http://krwg.org/post/pearce-urges-additional-flights-deportations-central-american-immigrants <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Congressman Steve Pearce issued this statement today after the Department of Homeland Security's first flight of deported immigrants left the Roswell International Air Center. The undocumented women and children were being temporarily housed at the Federal Law Enforcement and Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:00:29 +0000 Office of Rep. Steve Pearce R-NM 2 70546 at http://krwg.org Pearce Urges Additional Flights For Deportations Of Central American Immigrants Pearce: We Must Know The "Whole Story" Before Congress Acts On Immigration http://krwg.org/post/pearce-we-must-know-whole-story-congress-acts-immigration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For the past few months, our nation has been shocked by the tens of thousands of Central American women and children flooding across our border illegally. To date, it has been reported that more than 100,000 individuals have crossed the border, nearly half of them being unaccompanied minors. Yet after months of this problem continuing to grow, we are no closer to knowing root causes that lead individuals to risk their health and safety, and how to mitigate this humanitarian crisis.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:11:10 +0000 Rep. Steve Pearce R-NM 2 70413 at http://krwg.org Pearce: We Must Know The "Whole Story" Before Congress Acts On Immigration New Mexico Congressional Delegation Wants Answers About Albuquerque Veteran's Death http://krwg.org/post/new-mexico-congressional-delegation-wants-answers-about-albuquerque-veterans-death <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>WASHINGTON –</strong>&nbsp;Today, all five members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the acting director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to express their serious concerns about the New Mexico VA’s handling of the recent tragic death of a veteran at its Medical Center in Albuquerque, as well as its lack of transparency in response to requests for information from the public and their offices.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:39:18 +0000 New Mexico Congressional Delegation 70256 at http://krwg.org New Mexico Congressional Delegation Wants Answers About Albuquerque Veteran's Death Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Campaign Finance Reform Constitutional Amendment Bill http://krwg.org/post/senate-judiciary-committee-approves-campaign-finance-reform-constitutional-amendment-bill <p>Today&nbsp;<strong>U.S. Senator Tom Udall</strong>&nbsp;welcomed the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval of his proposed constitutional amendment to restore power to regulate campaign finance to the people. Udall’s amendment would clarify in the Constitution that money does not equal speech, effectively reversing U.S. Supreme Court decisions, which have unraveled campaign finance regulations and handed undue influence over elections to corporations and wealthy donors. Following today's committee vote, Udall's amendment is expected to be considered by the full Senate later this year.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:59:21 +0000 Office of Senator Tom Udall D-NM 70224 at http://krwg.org Udall: Bill Would Help New Mexico Create Jobs http://krwg.org/post/udall-bill-would-help-new-mexico-create-jobs <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>U.S. Senator Tom Udall&nbsp;</strong>today introduced a bill to help small business federal government contractors in New Mexico and across the country access the tools, training and hands-on help necessary to diversify their businesses and create jobs.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:31:30 +0000 Office of Senator Tom Udall 70212 at http://krwg.org Udall: Bill Would Help New Mexico Create Jobs Las Cruces Group Slams Pearce On Monument And Immigration http://krwg.org/post/las-cruces-group-slams-pearce-monument-and-immigration <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 19px; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">Las Cruces, NM - Congregations along with the faith-based group, NM CAFé, are expressing their disappointment with Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) for his role today in a subcommittee hearing falsely implying that the new Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument will neg Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:23:48 +0000 NM CAFé 70202 at http://krwg.org Las Cruces Group Slams Pearce On Monument And Immigration Udall, Heinrich Support Bill To Protect Women's Health In Wake Of Hobby Lobby Decision http://krwg.org/post/udall-heinrich-support-bill-protect-womens-health-wake-hobby-lobby-decision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today,&nbsp;<strong>U.S. Senators Tom Udall</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Martin Heinrich</strong>&nbsp;joined their Senate colleagues in introducing the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement and other services guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act and prevent employers from imposing their beliefs on their employees by denying benefits. The bill was filed in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 split decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:08:47 +0000 Office of Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) 70116 at http://krwg.org Udall, Heinrich Support Bill To Protect Women's Health In Wake Of Hobby Lobby Decision Heinrich Votes To Approve Cybersecurity Legislation http://krwg.org/post/heinrich-votes-approve-cybersecurity-legislation <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><p style="line-height: 17.600000381469727px; margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">U.S. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:29:42 +0000 Office of Senator Martin Heinrich D-NM 70103 at http://krwg.org Heinrich Votes To Approve Cybersecurity Legislation "Border Reality Checkpoint" Day Of Action In Las Cruces And El Paso http://krwg.org/post/border-reality-checkpoint-day-action-las-cruces-and-el-paso <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>EL PASO, TX &amp; LAS CRUCES, NM —Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights and Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project along with community leaders and volunteers will join communities in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in a day of action to simultaneously deploy “Border Reality Checkpoints.”</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 ACLU of New Mexico 70069 at http://krwg.org "Border Reality Checkpoint" Day Of Action In Las Cruces And El Paso Statewide Chamber Continues Advocacy For Fair Treatment Of New Mexico Businesses http://krwg.org/post/statewide-chamber-continues-advocacy-fair-treatment-new-mexico-businesses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>Albuquerque, NM&nbsp;</strong>– Today, the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry, the statewide business advocate, led a panel of business leaders and experts who testified on issues with the State’s procurement procedures, and raised concerns that major opportunities are being lost for local businesses when the state government spends tax dollars outside New Mexico.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:54:58 +0000 New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry 70071 at http://krwg.org Statewide Chamber Continues Advocacy For Fair Treatment Of New Mexico Businesses King: Martinez Ad Is "Nasty Smear Campaign" http://krwg.org/post/king-martinez-ad-nasty-smear-campaign <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Martinez' campaign sunk to a new low yesterday as they released a video from July, 2012 in a blatant effort to mislead and misinform New Mexicans while smearing Attorney General Gary King. This desperate attempt comes as Martinez seeks another four year term as Governor of New Mexico.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:39:37 +0000 Gary King For Governor Campaign 70068 at http://krwg.org King: Martinez Ad Is "Nasty Smear Campaign" State Chamber Requests Public Records On Procurement http://krwg.org/post/state-chamber-requests-public-records-procurement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today, The Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI), New Mexico’s statewide chamber of commerce, submitted requests under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) for records pertaining to contract purchases by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the New Mexico Department of Information Technology, and the New Mexico General Services Department.&nbsp; The records requested will show what percentage of state taxpayer money in these departments is being spent outside of New Mexico, instead of in contracts with in-stat Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:33:08 +0000 Association of Commerce and Industry 69698 at http://krwg.org State Chamber Requests Public Records On Procurement Pearce Responds To President's Immigration Announcement http://krwg.org/post/pearce-responds-presidents-immigration-announcement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Congressman Steve Pearce released this statement in response to President Obama’s announcement today that he would fix the immigration system on his own, without Congress.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:11:17 +0000 Office of Rep. Steve Pearce R-NM 2 69527 at http://krwg.org Pearce Responds To President's Immigration Announcement Water Release To Benefit Native Plant Restoration http://krwg.org/post/water-release-benefit-native-plant-restoration <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 11.5pt;">LAS CRUCES – The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID), and Audubon New Mexico were joined today by local government, nonprofit organizations, farmers and members of the public to celebrate the first irrigation Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:20:13 +0000 Audubon New Mexico 69479 at http://krwg.org Water Release To Benefit Native Plant Restoration Udall: Supreme Court Wrong To Put Corporate Interests Above Women's Health http://krwg.org/post/udall-supreme-court-wrong-put-corporate-interests-above-womens-health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>U.S. Senator Tom Udall</strong>&nbsp;issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to protect corporate interests while rolling back women’s access to contraception:</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:16:31 +0000 Office of Senator Tom Udall D-NM 69478 at http://krwg.org Udall: Supreme Court Wrong To Put Corporate Interests Above Women's Health