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SANTA FE, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) honors the dedication of health professionals, hospitals, and clinics in rural communities across New Mexico by recognizing Thursday, November 16th as National Rural Health Day. The theme for this year's observance is the "Celebrating the Power of Rural".
The NMDOH Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is marking the occasion by acknowledging eight top-performing hospitals in patient outcomes and patient satisfaction as well as 30 rural emergency medical services (EMS) medical directors working in areas across New Mexico with Critical Access Hospitals.
LOS LUNAS – Guar, guayule, canola and papa criolla potatoes could be potential crops for New Mexico farmers.
SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages tobacco users statewide to use its free smoking cessation services as they join thousands of people nationwide for the annual Great American Smokeout® Thursday, November 16.
Created by the American Cancer Society® (ACS), the Great American Smokeout® happens every year on the third Thursday of November. NMDOH's Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program (TUPAC) offers helpful tools for New Mexicans using the date to quit and stay smoke- and tobacco-free.
NMEDD, Funding Agencies Call on Communities to Submit Economic Development Project Proposals for Funding Opportunities
Deadline for communities to submit a project for consideration is Dec 1
Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2017) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a breakdown of the overall impact that H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, will have on the nation, New Mexico, and New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.
"The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a growth bill – achieving faster economic growth, encouraging job creation, and getting more money in Americans' pockets each year." –U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The one-pager on the impact of the Tax Cut & Jobs Act for New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District can be found here.
LOS LUNAS – The majority of New Mexico agricultural commodities are fueled by forage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 15, 2017) -- U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today sent a letter to the Defense Department (DOD) raising serious questions about how and where the agency is reporting domestic violence related convictions adjudicated in military court, and the recent FBI's assertion that it cannot determine how many, if any, of these convictions have been reported to one of three databases used to prevent the sale of firearms to statutorily-barred individuals. As the letter notes, currently available data shows only one misdemeanor crime of domestic violence has been reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) since 2007.
The letter follows last week's introduction of the Flake-Heinrich-Shaheen Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act; a bill that will permanently clarify the ambiguities in 1996 Lautenberg amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968 as it applies to the military, and require the military to report domestic violence misdemeanors directly to the NICS database.
Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2017) Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement after Director Richard Cordray announced he will step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by the end of the month:
"The CFPB has enacted countless rules that hurt rural communities in New Mexico more than any other. Rather than provide true protections, as originally intended to do, the CFPB has worked in its own interest without any accountability and transparency. It is beyond time for new leadership to take over this agency to prevent greater burdens from falling on the backs of American taxpayers. I will continue my work expanding access to financial products in rural New Mexico communities, and look forward to working with the next CFPB Director to put financial freedom and choice back in the hands of the consumers where it belongs."
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