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This category will feature news releases from out-of-area government agencies and representatives, as well as events that are not taking place in the four-county area of Grant, Catron, Hidalgo or Luna. For those events please visit Local News Releases.

PHOENIX - - Hurricane Irma victims in the entire state of Georgia now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that run out on Oct. 16, and businesses with extensions that ran out on Sept. 15. It parallels relief previously granted to Irma victims throughout Florida and in parts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and Harvey victims in parts of Texas.


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Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2017) Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded a total of $3,780,521 to a number of New Mexico institutions under the FY2017 Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program).

"New Mexico is made up of many rural and native communities with individuals, families, and small businesses who rely on access to affordable financial services and products. Small businesses are the cornerstone of the nation's economy. Today's award will better assist financial institutions in serving and supporting economic development throughout our local communities," stated Rep. Pearce. "New Mexico's economy must continue to diversify to strengthen and grow. I will continue working with federal agencies and local governments to give small businesses every opportunity to start and grow."

PHOENIX — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will not impose a penalty on certain uses of certain adulterated fuels that do not comply with applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, in response to shortages of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel caused by Hurricane Irma.

On Sept. 13, the EPA issued a "No Action Assurance (NAA) for the Use of Non-Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel in Limited Diesel-Powered Highway and Nonroad Vehicles and Equipment" letter to the State of Florida.

Albuquerque, NM – Rep. David Adkins (R-Albuquerque) and a 10-person relief team will depart to Houston later this week to assist in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The team of volunteers from New Covenant Church in Albuquerque will deliver donated money and supplies to people affected by the powerful storm.

While in Houston, the team of volunteers will work with Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization, to help residents remove debris, clean their homes, and begin the rebuilding process. The team leaves for Houston on Friday, September 22 and will return on Friday, September 29.

ALAMOGORDO — NMAAA, (New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association) a statewide economic development and advocacy organization, works to ensure constant growth of New Mexico's aviation and aerospace sectors.

Annually NMAAA hosts an expo for middle school through high school students to learn about careers in STEM, aviation, and the aerospace industry. The idea behind the expo is that a hands-on experience with aviation goes a longer way with students than just watching a video would.

PHOENIX — Hurricane Irma victims in Florida have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced. This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that run out on Oct. 16, and businesses with extensions that run out on Sept. 15.

The IRS is now offering this expanded relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance in Florida.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, members of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, have cosponsored a Senate resolution to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and recognizes the culture, heritage, history and contributions of the Hispanic community in New Mexico and across the nation. Udall and Heinrich also cosponsored a Senate resolution designating the week of Sept. 18 as National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week, in honor of New Mexico's 18 colleges and universities with high enrollments of Hispanic students.

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