Sen. Tom Udall delivers farewell address on US Senate floor

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) delivered a farewell address on the Senate floor. Udall reflected on his decades of service in Congress and shared his vision for tackling the crises facing our planet and American democracy. Udall also paid tribute to the friendships he has made in the Senate, as well as to his family, staff and the dedicated administrative staff and public servants in Congress. In 2019, Sen. Udall announced that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Udall has served the state of New Mexico for nearly 30 years. Following his service as New Mexico’s Attorney General, New Mexicans elected Udall to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998 and to the U.S. Senate in 2008. Udall has supported environmental conservation, climate action, and priorities for Indian Country throughout his career in Congress.

Sen. Udall is the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. Udall serves on five Senate committees: Indian Affairs, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Rules and Administration according to the same news release.

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