SANTA FE - Congress annoyed many people when it held hearings in 2005 to investigate steroid use by big-league baseball players. Honesty and candor were missing in most testimony from players, but baseball seems cleaner since the federal inquiry exposed muscle-bound sluggers as cheats. Now U.S. Sen. Tom Udall wants Congress to be even more aggressive in trying to stamp out performance-enhancing drugs in horseracing.
Reform the Filibuster! To the U.S. Senate: " It is time, at long last, to fix the filibuster. If Senators want to block a bill with endless “debate,” they should be required to stand on the floor and make their case to the American people with a real, talking filibuster! I strongly urge the Senate to pass meaningful filibuster reform as its first order of business when the new Congress begins." Sign the petition at ReformtheFilibuster.com
The New Mexico Senate election is shaping up to be a potential competitive state. Incumbent Democrat Senator Tom Udall is the cousin of Colorado Democrat Senator Mark Udall. Udall is a liberal, voting for Barack Obama's agenda 94% of the time.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced for reading the letter on the Senate floor, so Bernie Sanders, Tom Udall and Jeff Merkley all read it for her.