Stories tagged: "Rep. Xochitl Torres Small"

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Rep. Torres Small Backs Bill to Protect Rural Americans’ Access to Post Office

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) voted last week to protect the United States Postal Service (USPS) from further cuts that would disproportionately affect rural communities.  The USPS and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have come under fire in recent weeks after reports that cost-cutting measures led to mail delivery delays. A Senate report found there were...

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How Rep. Torres Small Is Working to Get Telehealth Services to Rural Areas

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) has backed legislation that aims to expand telehealth services for veterans in rural or medically-underserved communities.

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., questions Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor as he testifies before a House Committee on Homeland Security meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, on the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Rep. Torres Small Working to Ensure China Doesn’t Take Advantage of America

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small wants to make sure China isn’t taking advantage of the United States during the pandemic.  Torres Small said she supports new legislation that would require the federal government to identify and combat efforts by the Chinese government to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.  According to reports from CNN, defense officials are concerned...

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Rep. Torres Small Announces 2021 Funding For Holloman Air Force Base

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small announced that Holloman Air Force Base will receive resources and critical infrastructure upgrades in the coming year, thanks to her work on the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The NDAA is a series of federal laws that outline the annual budget and expenditures for the Department of Defense. Funding from...

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With People Outdoors Due to Coronavirus, Rep. Torres Small Introduces Bill to Invest in Public Lands

As more people rely on outdoor activities to get out during the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small introduced legislation to address maintenance and funding issues that will help support the health of public lands.  The legislation aims to help land management agencies catch up on all the maintenance projects they have planned. It will...

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Rep. Torres Small Secures $5.5 Million For Housing Help During Pandemic

The congresswoman helped get public housing authorities in New Mexico $5.5 million to increase access to public housing during the pandemic.

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Rep. Xochitl Torres Small Gets Nearly $7 Million to Keep Local Medical Center Open

The Gila Regional Medical Center will receive nearly $7 million in funding to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Xochitl Torres-Small (D-N.M.) announced.  The additional funding will allow the medical center to keep its doors open and continue offering care to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The money is expected to be delivered by mid-April.  Torres...