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Washington, DC – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today gave high marks to Steve Censky and Ted McKinney for their joint appearance before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. President Donald Trump has nominated Censky to service as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, while McKinney is the president's choice to be the very first Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. The two await approval of the entire U.S. Senate before beginning work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Secretary Perdue issued the following statement:
What: International Chinese Entrepreneurs Association (ICEA) will host more than 150 business, economic development and education leaders at the 2017 ICEA US-China Business Matchmaking Summit.
Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel and the Technology Research Collaborative announced the launch of the Innovation Voucher Program. This competitive grant is designed to enable early stage science and technology companies, in New Mexico, to receive small amounts of funding to help offset costs during critical moments of company growth.
"This program continues to move New Mexico forward as a leader in technology ventures," said Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel. "This investment strengthens our commitment to building a healthier economy and helping our homegrown companies succeed."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2017 – The United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development is providing tools and resources to help rural communities recover from the devastation brought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue highlighted today. The emergency procedures will provide additional flexibility for Rural Development borrowers and community partners to help them recover as quickly as possible and ensure they have what they need to rebuild their homes, businesses and communities.
WASHINGTON – Monday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) applauded the inclusion of their Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act as part of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 (FY18). Their bipartisan legislation was introduced as an amendment (#1006) to the FY18 NDAA to modernize government information technology (IT), eliminate wasteful spending and strengthen cybersecurity.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 18, 2017) — Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted for the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and announced amendments he secured in the bill that benefit New Mexico's military installations, national laboratories, and job creation throughout the state.
The bill passed the Senate Armed Services Committee in June and passed the full Senate today by a vote of 89-8.
WASHINGTON — Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the Senate in voting 89-8 for a major national defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to support troops and military families, and to strengthen national defense programs in New Mexico and across the country. The bill, which will now be sent to the president, includes several measures that Udall has championed to benefit the national security mission being carried out at New Mexico's national laboratories, military bases and installations, to strengthen the state's economy, and to save taxpayer money.
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