Senator Pete Domenici's LEGACY
edited by Jon Hunner
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Published in collaboration with New Mexico State University
Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) served in the U.S. Senate for over thirty-six years. He has a long legacy of contributions to New Mexico as well as the entire country. The New Mexico State University has started the long process of recognizing Pete Domenici and his legacy.
The Pete V. Domenici Public Policy Institute, located at New Mexico State University, held a conference on Domenici’s legacy in August 2008. Rio Grande Books of Los Ranchos, NM, in collaboration with New Mexico State University, is publishing the proceedings from this first conference honoring Senator Domenici’s legacy. Speakers focused on Senator Domenici’s legacy in several areas including:
Behavioral/Mental Health — Michael Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Energy/energy policy — Lisa Epifani, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
National security — Paul Robinson, former President of Sandia National Labs
Federal budget — Leon Panetta, CIA Director and former White House Chief of Staff and Congressman (D-CA) and William Hoagland, former Congressional Budget Director
Nuclear non-proliferation — Siegfried Hecker, former President of Los Alamos National Labs
And keynote Addresses from former Secretary of State James Baker and U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT).
It is anticipated that New Mexico State University will hold an annual conference as part of the Pete V. Domenici Public Policy Institute.