Ben Ray Luján Applauds Nomination Of Former Sen. Tom Udall As U.S. Ambassador To New Zealand And Samoa

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement applauding President Biden’s nomination of former U.S. Sen. Tom Udall to serve as U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa:

“President Biden’s nomination of a statesman like Sen. Tom Udall to serve as a U.S. Ambassador shows a strong commitment to restoring America’s leadership around the globe. Sen. Udall is a friend and mentor who has devoted his life to public service and fighting for New Mexico families as New Mexico’s Attorney General, Congressman, and Senator.

“ As a respected voice on both sides of the aisle on foreign policy, I am confident that Sen. Udall will continue working to promote democracy and diplomacy,” Luján said. “I look forward to confirming Sen. Udall to this new diplomatic post, and I know that New Mexicans are proud to see Tom and Jill continue their service to the nation.”