Udall will release the water conference report on Tue. and discuss his legislative priorities as a result of its findings.
Also in Las Cruces, Udall present several military service medals posthumously for Marcelino Gonzales, a Korean War Army veteran from Doña Ana County. Last fall, Udall’s office assisted Gonzales in obtaining his medals to honor his military service, but sadly they arrived a few weeks after his death. Udall will present Gonzales’ medals to his widow, Erlinda.
After the award ceremony, he will meet with several local DREAMers to discuss comprehensive immigration reform.
While in the area, he also plans to visit Holloman Air Force Base to tour the 49th Medical Group facility and meet with the Committee of Fifty. President Obama requested $60 million in MILCON funding in his budget to construct a new medical clinic.
Udall is a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, which oversees MILCON funding, and supports the president’s requests for the base.