In the 118th Congress (2022-2023), Senator Heinrich serves on the following committees:
A strong middle class leads to a healthy and vibrant economy. As the Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, Senator Heinrich plays a role that allows him to promote policies that foster job creation through innovation and encourage the use of energy efficient technology. The committee consists of members from both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and helps provide citizens and lawmakers with critical information on the health of the U.S. economy and often examines how government can better work for the middle class.
The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources plays a critical role in managing our nation’s public lands, including the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service. The committee also has jurisdiction over U.S. territories, nuclear waste policy and crafting laws that could help us shift towards cleaner energy production and more efficient uses of energy – both of which would lead to a reduction in carbon.
Senator Heinrich is the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, except for the U.S. Forest Service, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration. Senator Heinrich also serves on the following Appropriations Subcommittees: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.
The Select Committee on Intelligence is dedicated to overseeing the United States’ intelligence community. This responsibility includes performing an annual review of the intelligence budget by the president and the preparation of legislation authorizing appropriations for the various civilian and military agencies and departments comprising the intelligence community.