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Bingaman & Udall: Key spending bill contains funding for New Mexico initiatives


July 29, 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today said they are pleased a spending bill working its way through the Senate contains funding they sought for New Mexico education, job training, and health care initiatives.

The funding is contained in the fiscal year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, which has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill is now ready to be considered by the full Senate.

“This funding will support key health and educational initiatives that serve individuals and families throughout New Mexico. I hope Congress will move fast to approve the bill and get it to the president’s desk to sign,” Bingaman said.

"Each of these projects would help provide New Mexico communities with critical health care support and educational opportunities,” said Udall. “I am committed to making sure New Mexico families have the necessary resources to enable our future generations to grow and succeed.”

At Bingaman and Udall’s request, the bill also contains the following:

$200,000 - AVANCE, Inc.: Funding would help AVANCE establish a regional office in Do


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