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Senator Tom Udall

New Mexico
Appropriations; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Indian Affairs; Joint Security and Cooperation in Europe; Rules and Administration

“… I have been a leading voice in calling for our nation’s efforts to end our fossil fuel addiction, develop alternative sources of energy, secure our energy independence and reduce green house gas emissions. For me, and so many New Mexicans, these are more than buzzwords, they are the economic future of New Mexico and the moral imperative of this country.”


Leadership: During his time in Congress, Senator Udall has proudly fought to protect New Mexico’s beautiful, unique landscapes for future generations. He has authored and successfully passed legislation to protect the Valle Vidal in the Carson National Forest and the Sabinoso Wilderness Act, which designated 16,000 acres of new wilderness San Miguel County. And thanks to Senator Udall’s efforts, the Río Grande Del Norte National Conservation Area has been granted monument status by the White House. As a permanently protected monument, it will spur economic progress and local job creation through tourism, while preserving one of New Mexico’s most beautiful landscapes. Senator Udall’s focus on our environmental well-being reaches far beyond the borders of New Mexico, as he’s supported protection of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and a strong and healthy National Park System all across the country.

Senator Udall is committed to finding cooperative solutions to water shortages and conflicts, while also making sure New Mexican communities receive investments to guarantee a safe water supply and crucial infrastructure like wastewater treatment plants. At the same time, he’s working to ensure that the state’s rivers and streams are healthy to support fishing, recreation and biodiversity. Senator Udall also supports creating a system of clean energy incentives and limits on pollution — policies that can reduce foreign oil imports and greenhouse gas emissions, while creating jobs at home.

Senator Udall sponsored:

  • S 1700 (Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2017)
  • S 1695 (Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2017)
  • S 1696 (Smart Energy and Water Efficiency Act of 2017)
  • S 1012 (New Mextico Drought Preparedness Act of 2017)
  • S 441 (Organ mountains – Desert Peaks Conservation Acts 2017)
  • S. 886 (Smart Energy and Water Efficiency Act of 2015)
  • S. 896 (Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2015)
  • S. 1264 (Renewable Electricity Standard Act)
  • S. 1936 (New Mexico Drought Preparedness Act of 2015)
  • S. 2063 (Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Act of 2015)
  • S. 2287 (Accelerating Technology Transfer to Advance Innovation for the Nation Act of 2015)
  • S. 241 (Cerros del Norte Conservation Act of 2013)
  • S. 285 (Valles Caldera National Preserve Management Act of 2013)
  • S. 1677 (Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013)
  • S. 1805 (Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks Conservation Act)
  • S. 1838 (National Historic Preservation Act Amendment Act of 2013)
  • S. 2227 (Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014)
  • S. 2225 (Smart Water Resource Management Conservation and Efficiency Act of 2014)
  • S. 2226 (WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2014)
  • S. 2228 (Community Water Enhancement Act of 2014)
  • S. 2470 (New Mexico Drought Relief Act of 2014)

Senator Udall cosponsored:

  • S. 1513 (National Fish and Wildlife Founda tion Establishment Act 2017)
  • S. 1556 (Authorized Rural Water Projects Completion Act 2017)
  • S. 600 (A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency retrofit pilot program)
  • S. 890 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2015)
  • S. 1240 (Cerros del Norte Conservation Act of 2015)
  • S. 1365 (Authorized Rural Water Projects Completion Act of 2015)
  • S. 1407 (Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015)
  • S. 2341 (A bill to designate a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness)
  • S. 51 (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2013)
  • S. 507 (Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act)
  • S. 679 (Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013)
  • S. 1009 (Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013)
  • S. 1961 (Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014)
  • S. 2116 (Native American Seeds Protection Act of 2014)
  • S. 2916 (Restoring America’s Watersheds Act of 2014)