Non-Local News Releases

This category will feature news releases from out-of-area government agencies and representatives, as well as events that are not taking place in the four-county area of Grant, Catron, Hidalgo or Luna. For those events please visit Local News Releases.

ALBUQUERQUE – Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham today announced the promotion of two staff members to serve as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff.

"I am pleased to congratulate my hard-working staff on their promotions," Rep. Lujan Grisham said. "I am confident they will continue to be passionate public servants and effective leaders as our team advocates for and serves the people of New Mexico."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure stable and increased federal funding for emergency food banks that distribute the food to communities throughout the state.

As members of the House Agriculture Committee, Reps. Lujan Grisham and Davis help draft the Farm Bill, which dedicates money for food purchases, along with $100 million a year for food banks to distribute food to communities. But the distribution money is usually whittled down to about $50 million a year, forcing organizations to look for other sources of money.

Alongside its local, State and Federal partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service remains actively involved in response to wildfires in California. While these fires are not on National Forest System lands, the Forest Service provides additional firefighting personnel, incident management teams, and equipment resources to support the State of California and other federal agencies whose resources are challenged by the size, numbers, and severity of these fatal fires.

"The people of California are not in this alone. This is a unified effort that involves the dedication of the whole firefighting community," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke. "The Forest Service has boots on the ground and is providing other critical resources in California, as well as other parts of the American West, and we will remain as long as necessary."

PHOENIX — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

The 17 self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO). Self-study seminars provide information to participants using interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts.

Albuquerque, N.M. - Today, Governor Martinez joined Raytheon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the company's new Albuquerque manufacturing facility. The expanded operations will continue to support key missions for the U.S. military and coalition partners.

"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," said Governor Susana Martinez. "We will continue to make our state the best place to live, work and raise a family so that we can continue to create opportunities for New Mexicans."

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SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is reminding New Mexicans that Medicare Open Enrollment began this week and runs through December 7th. Changes made during this period will take effect on January 1, 2018.

Medicare is federal health care coverage for people 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease.

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For Release: Oct. 13, 2017

Release No: IR-2017-174

Reminder: Oct. 24 is Deadline for Foreign Financial Institutions Participating in FATCA to Check Their Renewal Requirement
PHOENIX - - Internal Revenue Service officials today urged foreign financial institutions to quickly renew their Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) agreements if required. If an FFI is required to renew its agreement and fails to do so by Oct. 24, 2017, the group will be removed from the November FFI list and will be subject to a 30 percent withholding tax on certain U.S. source payments.
An FFI must determine whether it is required to renew its FFI agreement.

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