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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led a committee oversight hearing entitled “Opioids in Indian Country: Beyond the Crisis to Healing the Community” to explore the need for Congress to support wrap-around community services to fully address the opioid and substance use crisis in Indian Country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the drug overdose death rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives rose by more than 500 percent between 1999 and 2015 – the largest percentage increase in the number of deaths over time of any group.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at 10:00 a.m. ET today.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement in support of students calling for action on gun violence:
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Pearce will lead the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee hearing entitled "After the Breach: the Monetization and Illicit Use of Stolen Data" on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 2:00 PM EST in room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building. An increasing amount of cyber-attacks have led to electronic identity theft along with credit card and other types of fraud. This hearing will examine the economics of cybercrime, the role of "Dark Web" marketplaces and cryptocurrencies to facilitate the monetization of stolen data, and the methods through which criminals and other nefarious actors integrate their ill-gotten gains into the legitimate financial system.
House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance Hearing:
"After the Breach: the Monetization and Illicit Use of Stolen Data"
Chairman Steve Pearce (NM-02)
Mr. Joe Bernik, Chief Strategist, McAfee
Dr. James Lewis, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ms. Lillian Ablon, Information Scientist, RAND Corporation
2128 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Thursday, March 15, 2018
2:00 PM EST
Santa Fe, N.M. - New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that "Running with the Devil," will begin production in New Mexico. "Running with the Devil is produced by Michael Mendelsohn/Patriot Pictures ("Cut Throat City," "Hangman," "Zeroville," "USS Indianapolis," "I Am Wrath," "Lord of War," "Air Force One," "The Matrix," and "Reservoir Dogs") and Jim Steele, with Mike Nilon, Etchie Stroh, and Natalie Perrotta as Executive Producers. Carlos Osorio and Juan Diego Villegas are Co-Producers. Juan Pablo Solano is a Co-Producer and Line Producer. Kristopher Wynne is a Line Producer. Production will begin mid-March through the end of March in Albuquerque.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach today issued the following statement regarding an agreement among Congressional leaders to address concerns with recent changes to Section 199A of the federal tax code. Some agriculture stakeholders had raised questions about potential market effects on cooperatives and independent grain-related businesses.
Santa Fe, N.M. – A former manager of Armstrong McCall in Santa Fe has plead guilty for embezzling over $50,000 from his former employer and willfully committing tax fraud from 2013-2015. The plea follows an investigation by the Tax Fraud Investigations Division of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
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