Udall, Heinrich Memorialize Senator Domenici in Back-to-Back Speeches on the Senate Floor
WASHINGTON D.C. —Today,U.S. Senators Tom UdallandMartin Heinrichgave back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor in honor of former Senator Pete Domenici, who passed away in September.
In his speech,Udall said,"New Mexicans will always remember him as one of the strongest fighters our state will ever know. Senator Domenici and I belong to different political parties, and we didn’t always agree on things. But I always appreciated that he cared deeply about the issues and put the nation and New Mexico’s interests first, as he saw them. I join all of New Mexico in thanking him, and mourning his passing."
Heinrich said in his speech, “I am grateful for the example Senator Domenici set for all of us here in this body on how to advance important and complex policy goals in Washington with civility. Republicans and Democrats alike who worked with him on issues like the budget, energy, national defense, nuclear deterrence, and mental health parity still point to his dedication to bipartisan cooperation and compromise. We should all try better to keep that spirit alive in today’s Senate. I join all New Mexicans, and all Americans, in mourning the passing of Senator Pete Domenici.”
Video of Senator Heinrich's speech can be found here.
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