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Sen. Bingaman talks to New Mexico radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues and said he would like to see the Senate pass a small business jobs bill, legislation to extend unemployment benefits and a financial regulatory reform bill before August. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the

following link:

00:00 – Bingaman talks about the Small Business Jobs Bill that is before the Senate this week.

01:00 – Bingaman says he hopes the Senate will also be able to pass the final version of a financial regulatory reform bill and get it to the president for signature.

03:05 – Bingaman says it is unfortunate that the Senate has been unable to pass the financial regulatory reform and legislation to extend unemployment benefits.

04:53 – Bingaman says it is estimated that about 1,200 New Mexicans are losing their unemployment benefits each week and it’s important that Congress pass an extension.

06:19 – Bingaman comments on new proposed rules by federal banking regulators and how they would affect solar and thermal financing programs,in New Mexico.

07:53 - Bingaman says he hope Congress will work to get as much accomplished as possible before the November elections.

09:47 - Bingaman comments on the chances of passing a climate change bill this Congress.

15:06 - Bingaman comments on a resolution that passed the Senate to honor the American cowboy.

16:30 - Bingaman talks about the many issues that the country is currently

faced with and how that will affect the November elections.

18:13 - Bingaman talks about the chances of passing immigration reform this Congress.