Congress honors NM statehood
Posted at: 09/25/2012 7:47 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution recognizing New Mexico's 100th anniversary as a state.
The New Mexico congressional delegation says the Senate gave its unanimous approval of the centennial resolution on Saturday.
The state's senior senator, Democrat Jeff Bingaman, says New Mexico has made numerous contributions to the country over the last century.
The resolution points to the state's long tradition of artistic expression, its diverse cultures and scenic beauty.
It also mentions the state's military connections and scientific contributions, including those made by Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.
The resolution also mentions New Mexico's famous chile crop, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Spaceport America and the Very Large Array, one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories.
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