Economy & Jobs

My number one priority is not only continuing to grow our economy, but ensuring that we again create good jobs that pay workers a fair and livable wage.

From making college affordable, to strengthening our nation’s infrastructure, to growing our diverse, high-tech, innovative and clean energy industries, I remain deeply committed to strengthening New Mexico’s middle class, which is central to a thriving economy.

We must restore the basic bargain on which this country was built – that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can get ahead. I won’t stop fighting until every New Mexican who wants a job can find one.


  • Heinrich To Volunteer At Meals On Wheels Of Albuquerque, Visit CNM And UNM Campuses For Discussions On STEM And Health Careers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, April 19, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will join Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque to help prepare meals for the local community. Senator Heinrich will later visit students at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) for a discussion on careers in health care and then tour University of New Mexico (UNM) programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read More

  • Heinrich To Host Town Hall Meeting In Albuquerque South Valley

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a town hall meeting at Atrisco Heritage Academy in the South Valley in Albuquerque. The senator will answer questions and discuss critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall will be livestreamed on Senator Heinrich's Facebook page:  Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Las Cruces

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Monday, April 17, at 6 p.m. MT, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a town hall meeting at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The senators will talk with constituents and answer questions about critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall will be moderated by KRWG-TV/FM's Fred Martino. Read More

  • Heinrich Seeks Permanent Reauthorization Of The Land And Water Conservation Fund

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, joined Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) to introduce bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.  Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Announce $1.6 Million to UNM to Train STEM Students and Workers for Labs Jobs in Microsystems Technology

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) announced a funding award of $1.6 million to the University of New Mexico to train STEM workers for jobs specializing in the development of microsystems. The money will go to UNM's Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) program, which provides materials, models, and professional development activities for microsystem technicians to develop a workforce that is prepared for research and development and industry manufacturing positions in this growing field. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Continue Fight For Equal Pay For Women

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich marked Equal Pay Day and reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich, Luj├ín Welcome Trade Adjustment Assistance for Intel Employees in Rio Rancho

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján  (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor awarded access to Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for workers at Intel's Rio Rancho facility who have been partially or completely laid off as a result of downsizing. Employees at the fabrication facility in New Mexico have been impacted by the company's global restructuring, which has led to decreased local production and increased imports of computer microchips. The Trade Adjustment Assistance will help former employees transition to new jobs by providing career training, employment services and other support. Read More

  • Moving our energy economy forward

    In New Mexico, thousands of jobs and a sizable portion of the state's economy are supported by the oil and gas industry, which plays a critical role in meeting our nation’s energy needs. The industry has been a driving force for southeastern New Mexico, which is why when oil was trading as low as 30 dollars a barrel, it was a big hit to communities like Carlsbad, Hobbs and Artesia. The downturn delivered a major blow to our state as a whole and especially to families who rely on energy industry jobs. Read More