Economy & Jobs

Too many people in Washington, D.C. think that if the stock market is going up, the economy is in good shape. But that’s not the reality for working families. The way we should measure the success of the economy is if parents can afford to send their kids to college, entrepreneurs can start new businesses, and workers are able to retire with peace of mind.

As a member of the Joint Economic Committee, I am focused on building an economy that works for everyone—not just a select few. My number one priority is not only continuing to grow our economy, but also ensuring that we 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, advanced manufacturing and clean energy industries, I remain deeply committed to strengthening New Mexico’s middle class. 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 is willing to work hard to support their family and their community can find a job that supports them.


  • ADVISORY for AUG 7: Heinrich Announces Local Food Tour

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will kick off a local food tour on Wednesday, August 7, to highlight the success and variety of New Mexico's local farms and agriculture-related products, and emphasize the economic and health benefits of supporting strong local food systems. Read More

  • Heinrich urges votes on election security bills

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week for blocking legislation he said would protect elections from foreign interference. He called on the Republican senator from Kentucky to allow votes on legislation following testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the release of Mueller's report detailing intervention by Russia in the 2016 presidential election. Read More

  • Heinrich, Rounds Announce Growing Bipartisan Senate Support For Cadillac Tax Repeal

    July 30, 2019) - Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Mike Rounds lauded the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 reaching 50 bipartisan Senate cosponsors – and are urging swift action on their legislation to repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax. On July 17, the House version passed by a vote of 419-6. Senators Heinrich and Rounds sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer last week imploring swift action on the legislation. Read More

  • VIDEO: Heinrich Highlights Importance Of Action At The Local Level In First Climate Committee Hearing

    July 17, 2019) - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) participated in the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis' first hearing titled, "A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level." During the hearing, Senator Heinrich highlights what local governments are doing to cut carbon pollution, become more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and how the federal government can and should play a role in helping cities achieve these goals. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich: Census Should Stay On Schedule, Omit Citizenship Question

    June 28, 2019) - Today U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined a group of 27 senators in calling for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to meet the administration's previously set deadline of July 1 to begin printing materials for the 2020 Census and move forward without adding a politically motivated question about citizenship. Read More

  • New Mexico Delegation Announces Over $13.8 Million for Construction and Maintenance Projects to Improve 16 Local Airports

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $13,810,189 in federal funding for construction and maintenance projects at 16 New Mexico airports. The funding will support critical rehabilitation, construction, and maintenance projects to repair and improve local airports across New Mexico.  Read More