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 Amendments For N.M. Military Installations, National Labs, and High-Tech Manufacturing Economy Clear the Senate

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted for the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and announced amendments he secured in the bill 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. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Urge Trump Administration Not To Cut Retirement Benefits For Federal Workforce

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich wrote a letter to Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Jeff Pon, urging the Trump Administration not to cut retirement benefits for the nation's federal workforce. This letter comes after OPM Director Pon outlined an Administration plan to freeze federal employee pay and cut retirement benefits for 2.6 million federal retirees and survivors over the next ten years. New Mexico is home to roughly 30,000 federal workers. Read More

  • Degrees Not Debt

    I just introduced new legislation called the Degrees Not Debt Act to modernize the Pell Grant and bring it up to a level where it should be so that our students can go to college without graduating with a mountain of debt. I hope you can take a moment to read and share my op-ed about my plan in this week's Alibi. … 

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  • Heinrich Announces $20M For New Air Force Construction Project At Holloman

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Air Force that it will build a $20 million Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications War Reserve Material Storage and Shipment facility at Holloman Air Force Base. Through this funding, Holloman will build warehouse space for fuel support equipment and container storage for expendable, Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resource (BEAR) assets.  Read More

  • Degrees Not Debt

    There's no doubt that a college education is still one of the surest ways to gain the skills needed to build a successful career. But if students and their families cannot afford to pay for a college education without taking on massive student loan debt, we are making that important investment in their future much more costly than it needs to be. Read More

  • The real picture of our borderlands

    The heated rhetoric about our border region coming from President Trump is wildly out of touch with the realities of our experiences in New Mexico. This week, I'm proud to help bring the "Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall" photography exhibit to Congress so we can show a real picture of the vibrant life in our nation's borderlands in the Southwest. The exhibit demonstrates why a border wall would be so harmful--both with its impact on the environment and its impact on the families that call this region home. … 

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