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Heinrich Calls For Wildfire Funding Reform

During a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the U.S. Forest Service's fiscal year 2016 budget request, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich continued his fight to reform federal wildfire policy. He urged the need for more resources to restore New Mexico's national forests to healthy conditions in order to reduce the cost of catastrophic wildfires. The committee heard testimony from U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell.

SunZia Approval Announcement, January 24, 2015

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack, U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján, and senior Bureau of Land Management officials to announce the approval of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility at Sandia National Laboratories.

SunZia Approval Announcement, January 24, 2015
February 27, 2015:

At 9:30 a.m., following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 240, DHS appropriations.

Prior to adjourning on Thursday, Senator McConnell yielded back all post-cloture debate time and the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, was agreed to. Senator McConnell then offered the Cochran-Mikulski-Shaheen amendment #255 (clean DHS funding), filled the amendment tree with technical amendments, and filed cloture on the underlying bill. He then moved to proceed to S. 534 (Collins immigration bill) and filed cloture on the motion. By consent, at approximately 10:00 a.m. the Senate will proceed to a series of roll call votes.

 

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