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 Cosponsors Bill To Grow Workforce In Rural Communities

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is an original cosponsor of the Invest in America Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) to create competitive grant programs to expand the workforce, modernize training tools, and promote job creation-especially in rural communities. The bill would establish two complementary grant programs through the Department of Labor to assist local and regional entities plan and implement efforts to support job creation and workforce training in areas experiencing economic difficulties. Read More

  • Heinrich Introduces Legislation to Require New Income Growth Data Alongside Quarterly GDP Reports

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, introduced the Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2018, which would require the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to report how economic growth is distributed across the income spectrum.  This data would help to put quarterly GDP growth numbers in context, as it would provide a breakdown of the economic benefits seen by individuals across different segments of the economy.  In short, this bill would provide policymakers with metrics that better reflect the economic experiences of all Americans, not just top income earners. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Call on Trump Administration to Uphold Protections for Servicemembers Against Predatory Lending & Financial Fraud

    WASHINGTON - In an effort to shield New Mexico's 12,000 active-duty military members and their families from abusive financial practices, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined every Democratic member of the U.S. Senate in urging the Trump Administration not to abandon its duty to protect our servicemembers and their families under the Military Lending Act (MLA).   Read More

  • Heinrich Secures Major Wins For New Mexico In Annual Defense Spending Bill

    Aug. 2, 2018) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced provisions he secured in the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that support New Mexico's men and women in uniform, military installations, national laboratories, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), and job-creating initiatives throughout the state. The bill includes an amendment sponsored by Senator Heinrich to establish the nation's first U.S. policy on cyber warfare. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Announce $1.3 million in Federal Funding for Village of Los Lunas Water Infrastructure Improvements

    "Economic development depends on 21st-century infrastructure improvements like this," said Heinrich. “As the Ranking Member on the Joint Economic Committee, I have called for greater investment in rural America. We need to level the playing field to help smaller communities compete with larger cities. I will continue fighting for forward-looking investments that connect all New Mexicans to new job growth opportunities, attract new private capital, and encourage the creation of new businesses.” Read More

  • Senators urge retention of Southwest Chief rail service

    SANTA FE - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from five states, including New Mexico Democrats Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, is urging Amtrak to keep train passenger service over all of the route of the Southwest Chief, which runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles. Read More