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.


  • Udall, Heinrich Applaud Vote to Reject Hedge Fund Takeover of Gannett That Could Have Gutted Vital New Mexico Papers

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 18 other Senate Democrats, in applauding news that Gannett shareholders voted to reject a hostile takeover by a hedge fund that could have gutted local papers in New Mexico and across the country. The vote comes one day after the senators penned a letter to Alden Global Capital LLC, urging the hedge fund to drop its bid. Alden Global Capital has a history of buying local papers only to then turn around and dismantle them by firing reporters and selling company assets. So while yesterday's vote is good news for Gannett and the people who depend on the 145 papers it publishes across the country, including several New Mexico papers, the senators noted that this is not the first time Alden’s predatory tactics have threatened the free press and it isn’t likely to be the last. They vowed to continue watching Alden closely.  Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Announce Census Director Visiting New Mexico

    May 13, 2019) - At the urging of U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will visit New Mexico later this month to discuss ensuring accurate counts for the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census. Read More

  • Heinrich, Ernst Introduce Legislation To Help Small Businesses Gain Footing In Defense Industry

    May 7, 2019) -U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) introduced the Defense Small Business Advancement Act, which would reauthorize and improve the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) that expired last year. This program increases participation of small, disadvantaged businesses performing as suppliers to DoD, civilian agencies, and private industry by encouraging mentorships from established DoD contractors. Read More

  • Heinrich Leads Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Tech-Transfer Maturation Program

    May 2, 2019) - Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reintroduced legislation to authorize an Energy Technology Maturation Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate successful commercialization of laboratory-developed energy technologies and boost regional, technology-driven economic impact. Read More

  • Push to make White Sands a national park renewed

    The push to elevate a vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in New Mexico to national park status was renewed Tuesday as members of the state's congressional delegation reintroduced legislation aimed at boosting the profile of the already popular tourist destination. Read More

  • Making sci-fi real

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico is emerging as a national leader in joint government-industry efforts to modernize the country's space-based defense systems and build 21st century laser and microwave weapons, and that is creating opportunities for local business. Read More