Loopholes closed that kept insured from mental health therapy

Loopholes closed that kept insured from mental health therapy

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. government agencies say they closed the loopholes that kept insured patients from being treated for mental illness or substance abuse.

Amber Alert called off for teens missing from New Mexico youth ranch

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- New Mexico State Police said Sunday evening they had determined all nine teenagers missing from a ranch for troubled youth were safe and sound.

New Mexico police seek nine teens in youth ranch abuse probe

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Nine teenagers at a New Mexico ranch for troubled youth who may be witnesses or victims in a child abuse investigation are missing, state police say.

Domenici discloses son born in secrecy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico has revealed he fathered a son outside his marriage over 30 years ago with a daughter of Senate colleague Paul Laxalt.

Pete Domenici Jr. launches N.M. gov bid

ALBUQUERQUE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Pete Domenici Jr., son of former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., says he will seek the New Mexico governor's job.

New Mexico Senate seat goes to Dem Udall

ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., was declared the winner over Republican Steve Pearce Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici.
GOP blocks energy-related bills

GOP blocks energy-related bills

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans Tuesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have imposed heavier taxes on big oil companies and rolled back some of their tax breaks.

Congress blocks administration from stockpiling oil

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Faced with growing pressure to decrease gas prices, U.S. senators voted to stop stockpiling oil in the national reserve yesterday, but they rejected a plan to increase domestic production.
Legislators considering ethanol rollback

Legislators considering ethanol rollback

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Washington legislators are reconsidering federal mandates on ethanol production that has been linked to rising food costs, various lawmakers said.

Domenici handed 'qualified admonition'

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The Senate Ethics Committee has handed Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., a "qualified admonition" for contacting a U.S. attorney about a corruption investigation.

Analysis: New RFS law already under fire

THE DALLES, Ore., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Just weeks after passing a major energy bill, some congressional leaders are questioning whether certain portions of the law are achievable.

Sen. Domenici to retire for health reasons

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced Thursday he would not seek re-election at the end of his sixth term for health reasons.

Bush motorcade cop dies in crash

ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A motorcycle police officer died Monday when he crashed while riding near the front of President George Bush's motorcade in New Mexico.

Sandia opens resilient electronics center

ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Sandia National Laboratories have opened a new complex to develop radiation resilient electronics for national security

Iraq visits popular with U.S. senators

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Making visits to troops in Iraq is popular among U.S. senators, as at least 76 of them have done so in the last year, The Hill reported Wednesday.

Antiwar activists focus on Republicans

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Antiwar groups trying to drum up enough votes to force President Bush to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq are going after Republicans in Congress. It may be just a coincidence but two days after Americans Against Escalation in Iraq launched a campaign in New

Domenici breaks with Bush on Iraq

ALBUQUERQUE, July 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Thursday broke with President George W. Bush's Iraq War policy, calling for a major U.S. troop withdrawal by early next year.

U.S. back in nuclear warhead business

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 3 (UPI) -- The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has resumed production of plutonium detonators, the first production since 1989.

Ex-prosecutor: Firing a 'political hit'

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- One of eight U.S. attorneys abruptly fired by the Bush administration says his termination was an obvious "political hit."

Domenici admits U.S. attorney call

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Sunday admitted he contacted a U.S. Attorney, asking about the status of a corruption investigation involving Democrats.

Report: Domenici, Wilson pushed prosecutor

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico pressured a U.S. attorney to expedite indictments of a Democratic politician, it was reported.

Democrats' bill to cut oil consumption

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. Senate have offered an energy bill they say will cut domestic oil use to 12 million barrels a day in 2020 from the current 20 million.

Senate panel OKs Kempthorne nomination

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Wednesday approved by the nomination of Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne as Secretary of the Interior.

Nucor Corp. head urges more gas drilling

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 28 (UPI) -- The head of a big U.S. steel company says it is imperative that Washington allow more drilling for natural gas.

Bush wants foreign nuclear waste

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Bush administration wants to import nuclear waste from other countries to reprocess and keep out of the hands of terrorists, The Washington Post reports.
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