Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Police Department is starting the drive for Koats for Kids. This year, they hope to finish the drive by December 1st in order to be able to distribute the coats before the children go on Christmas Break. The department will also be accepting gloves, mittens and beanies. Items can be dropped off at the Silver City Police Department. They will also be accepting donations for food baskets in conjunction with the American Legion Post 18.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued the following statement on the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act of 2015, H.R. 597, which passed the House today by a vote of 313 to 118: “At a time when millions of Americans remain out of work — some giving up all together — or are at risk of losing work due to stressed economic conditions, the U.S. must be able to open new markets and preserve existing ones,” said Pearce. “Exports have a significant impact on the American economy and on our economic future. Moreover, we still hold a trade deficit; we buy more from other countries, than we sell to them. This shortfall threatens our economy. 96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States, Congress should be striving to promote and expand our exports globally to correct this problem.”
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall voted against the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. He issued the following statement: “In recent months, we’ve seen the threat that cyber attacks pose to businesses, their customers and the economy as a whole. It’s imperative that we take strong steps to protect against hacks. But this bill is not the right approach, and I strongly believe there are better ways to fight cyber criminals while also protecting Americans’ privacy.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich released the following statement after voting to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015: “Cybersecurity is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. The future of warfare is moving further away from the battlefield and closer to the devices and the networks everyday citizens depend on. We can all agree that we must do more to prepare and protect ourselves from malicious cyber actors.”
U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) are continuing their push for reforms that would help all families access quality child care in New Mexico and across the country. The senators announced that they are backing a resolution outlining principles for how Congress can act to improve the quality of child care while reducing the cost. Those principles include ensuring child care professionals can get better training and pay, and that Congress provides adequate resources to help state and local governments support affordable child care in local communities.