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directed spending fy2025


As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I am committed to increasing federal investment in New Mexico. Through recent reforms, the federal appropriations process now includes the opportunity to fund local projects through Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS). During this process, I work with non-profit entities, universities, and state, Tribal, and local governments to direct federal funding to projects that truly have an impact on the lives of New Mexicans.  

Thank you for submitting Congressionally Directed Spending requests. The deadline for requests closed on March 8, 2024. For FY25, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich submitted 355 requests to secure funding for New Mexico communities.

Over the last three years, I’ve been proud to work with communities throughout New Mexico to deliver $545 million in Congressionally Directed Spending to support 325 projects. You can find the list of CDS projects I secured funding for in FY24 here, FY23 here and in FY22 here.

After requests are submitted for FY25, the full Senate Appropriations Committee selects which of these projects to include in each budget bill. It is then up to the full Senate and House of Representatives to take up and pass each budget bill, or an omnibus bill that combines all smaller budget bills.

 I will continue to fight for New Mexico and these projects throughout this legislative process.