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.


  • Udall, Heinrich, Torres Small Hail $2.5 Million Investment in Carlsbad and Artesia to Support Small Businesses and Economic Growth

     U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Henrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced the city of Carlsbad and Artesia will receive over $2.5 million from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as local economies continue to respond and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the Carlsbad Industrial Action will receive funding through the CARES Act to provide small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with gap financing loans, while Artesia Industrial Park will utilize funding to support business expansion plans and make critical infrastructure improvements.  Read More

  • NM Delegation Applauds Museum Grants to Enhance Inclusion Programs

    WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $331,198 to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, the Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Read More

  • NM Delegation Applauds Over $2 Million in CARES Act Funding for Safe and Affordable Housing

    WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2,138,253 to housing authorities across 15 New Mexico counties from the CARES Act funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Join Bipartisan Call For Extension Of Census Deadlines For Full, Accurate Count

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have joined 46 senators in a bipartisan call for the extension of the statutory deadlines for the delivery of apportionment data and redistricting files following the 2020 Census. In a letter, led by U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), to House and Senate Leadership, the senators urged the congressional leaders to include the extension in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package. Read More

  • Heinrich Criticizes Trump Administration’s Maneuvers To Manipulate Census And Hamper An Accurate Count

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is calling on the Trump administration to reverse its decision to cut Census data collection operations short by one month. The once a decade count, which is mandated by the Constitution, helps set federal funding levels that affect everything from schools, roads, and hospitals to representation in Congress. In an illogical and seemingly political decision, President Trump abruptly decided this week to end the count earlier despite COVID-19 cases spiking in communities across the country. Read More

  • NM lawmakers criticize new Census deadline

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation criticized a decision this week by the Trump administration moving up the end of field data collection for the 2020 Census from Oct. 31 to Sept. 30. Read More

  • Heinrich Introduces Legislation To Create Crisis Fund For Community Development Financial Institutions

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with nine Democratic Senate colleagues, have introduced legislation to create a new $2 billion fund for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that would automatically provide capital during a natural disaster or economic crisis, giving impacted communities the support they need for a faster and fuller recovery. Read More

  • NM Delegation Applauds AmeriCorps Grant for Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo

    WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs, has awarded $159,164 to the Tse Daa K'aan Chapter of the Navajo Nation and the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) group in Zuni Pueblo. Read More