10-25 Local Briefs

Senate passes funding request

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill, which includes a request from Sen. Pete Domenici, R.M., for $1 million in funding for Eastern New Mexico University.

The bill will now be sent to a conference committee to reconcile differences between it and a similar House-passed bill.

If the bill is eventually signed by the President, it would provide funding for the purchase of equipment to upgrade technology on the Portales campus, according to a press release from Domenici’s office.

The money would be used to equip multimedia classrooms, purchase computer equipment and equip labs including a foreign language laboratory.