Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Monday, June 06, 2016
‘For the Record’: Will Congress Listen to Ranchers’ Cries for Help?
While America’s southern border has been a hot-button issue in Washington, D.C., for years, the people who live along that border say they’re not sure whether most politicians actually care about it — or them.
After a reported kidnapping on a New Mexico ranch in December, many in the region felt it was time for action. They held a town hall meeting titled “Calling Washington Home to the Border” and invited every member of Congress from the area. Only one — Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) — actually showed up.
Now Pearce is working with the residents of southern New Mexico and Arizona to make sure their message is heard.
For the Record investigates “Forsaken Land” Wednesday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET only on TheBlaze TV.
There is an interesting trailer for the program here.