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Press release: Senator discusses green infrastructure for Clean Water Act, Small Business Lending Fund Act, Wall Street reform and comprehensive immigration reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked with radio reporters today about new legislation he recently introduced called the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act. He also discussed pending small business and jobs legislation and this week’s anticipated final vote on Wall Street reform in the Senate. To listen to the audio, click here.

Below is a time key of Senator Udall’s remarks:

00:00 – Udall opens the conversation by sharing his thoughts about yesterday’s tragic Emcore shootings in Albuquerque. He then discusses his Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act, which would help address some of the nation’s water quality challenges. In addition, Udall offers comments on the Small Business Lending Fund Act and Wall Street Reform.

05:21– Talks about the importance of a “Do it All, Do it Right” energy plan and highlights New Mexico’s leadership in the development of renewable energy technologies.

07:18 – Calls attention to Republican obstruction in the Senate to Wall Street reform, which he says protects Main Street by holding Wall Street accountable.

10:20 – Restates that Republican obstruction to Wall Street Reform is putting party politics before the country’s best interest.

12:07 – Expresses support for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s revised moratorium on deepwater drilling. Also notes that a $100 million fund has been created to soften the economic impact on those impacted by the moratorium.

14:55 – Reiterates the importance of having Republican support in order to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Says he supports a comprehensive approach that secures our borders, brings undocumented workers out of the shadows and cracks down on employers who hire undocumented workers.

19:13 – Says that comprehensive immigration reform should also include the Dream Act, which he supports.

20:55 – Expresses his desire for the Senate to consider comprehensive immigration reform before the November elections.