NM Could Lose Border Guard Unit

From KRQE.com -About 100 members of New Mexico's National Guard who patrol on the U.S.-Mexico border could soon be out of a job. Federal funding for the New Mexico Counterdrug Task Force will run out before the end of the month, according to the New Mexico National Guard. The task force was formed through funds secured by Senator Jeff Bingaman through federal earmarks several years ago. In over 5 years of existance, the task force has received more than $16 million in earmarks. An additional $6 million was secured by both of New Mexico's U.S. Senators for 2011. However, the earmark bill was killed during the lame duck session of Congress.  More here


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