Press Releases

August 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC –This past week, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) cosponsored bipartisan legislation, the VA Telehealth Expansion Act, which would improve and expand telehealth services for veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

August 5, 2020 Press Release
Follows through on efforts to improve border security by catering to mile-by-mile needs

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) introduced the Southwest Border Security Technology Improvement Act of 2020, legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security to conduct an analysis on the technology needs and gaps to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Reps. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Aumua Amata C.

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July 29, 2020 Press Release
Hails Reauthorization & Funding of the Water Resources Development Act

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) released the following statement after the House’s bipartisan vote to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which included several efforts championed by Torres Small.

July 29, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would provide child care relief for families and providers, support the safe reopening of New Mexico’s economy

Washington, DC –Tonight, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (DNM-02) voted to pass two bipartisan bills, the Child Care Is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act as part of Torres Small’s continued efforts to provide relief for families across New Mexico and support the safe reopening of our economy.

July 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Representative Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) shared public praise given for her efforts to support local providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Rep. Torres Small fought for bipartisan solutions that address the challenges New Mexicans continue to face during the COVID-19 pandemic from introducing legislation that supports the restaurant industry to the Back on Your Feet Act, which would extend unemployment assistance and provide a benefit for those reentering the workforce.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Las Cruces, N.M. – Yesterday, Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will conduct a Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) technology demonstration project at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry starting Fiscal Year 2021.

July 23, 2020 Press Release
The bill would help workers returning to work with additional pay to ensure a smooth transition until their first paycheck arrives.

Washington, D.C. –Today, Representative Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04) introduced the Back on Your Feet Act, which would extend federal unemployment assistance and provide a benefit to those reentering the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 22, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan, landmark legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund passes the House, heads to the President’s desk

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small’s (NM-02) bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act overwhelmingly passed the House by a vote of 310-107. The legislation will permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and President Trump has signaled his support.

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