Education

I am committed to expanding educational opportunities for all Americans and preparing them to succeed in a global economy.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, I was proud to support the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which provided funding for states to develop innovative early learning standards and hire qualified and well-compensated childhood development professionals.

Earning a college degree shouldn't be a luxury, but something that every American family can afford, which is why in the Senate I have cosponsored legislation to keep federal student loan interest rates low. Investing in education improves job opportunities, increases lifetime earnings, and is essential to our nation's economic competitiveness.

As an engineer in the Senate, I know that a solid education in science, technology, and mathematics are pivotal in driving our country’s global competitiveness.

I will continue to work to ensure higher education is affordable and within reach for every student in New Mexico, and that educators have the resources, training, and support they need to help students succeed.  

Latest

  • Heinrich: Urgent Action Needed To Improve Child Well-Being In NM, New State Leadership Presents Opportunity

    Jan. 15, 2019) - Today, as New Mexico Voices for Children released its annual New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book detailing the most recent data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation on child well-being in the state, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) expressed serious concern with the findings and called on state leaders to make investing in New Mexico's children a top priority. Although there were improvements over the last year, New Mexico remains near the bottom in the nation in numerous indicators of child poverty and well-being. Read More


  • Heinrich Advances Bipartisan Every Kid Outdoors Act

    Today, in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources markup, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) advanced legislation he introduced with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to provide America's fourth graders and their families free entrance to America's public lands, waters, and historic sites, including national parks -- more than 2,000 sites in all. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Senate Resolution

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have co-sponsored a bipartisan resolution to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The resolution celebrates the immense contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States, honoring the many ways in which Hispanic and Latino heritage have shaped our country's economy, culture and history. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Advance NM’s Health, Education, Workforce Priorities in Funding Bill

    "We face significant challenges that must be addressed to ensure all of New Mexico's children and families have the opportunity to succeed," said Heinrich. “I am proud to support a number of provisions in this bipartisan funding bill to support education, health care access, and job training. That includes language to expand the use of performance partnerships that help service providers work together with local governments to use proven two-generation strategies to help children and parents reach success together. This bill reinvests in our public schools, community colleges, and universities so that all of our students have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. I'm proud that the bill also provides new resources for community health centers, rural health providers, and those on the front lines of combatting the opioid epidemic. I commend Senator Udall for standing up for New Mexico priorities through his leadership role on the Appropriations Committee. I will continue to fight alongside him to increase opportunities for all of our families.” Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Announce $3.5 Million in NSF Grants to UNM for Transmission Electron Microscope, Professional Development for HS Teachers

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham announced two funding awards to the University of New Mexico (UNM), totaling $3.5 million, from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The awards will enable UNM to acquire a transmission electron microscope for state-of-the-art research, and will fund the creation of an online professional development program for high school science and mathematics teachers. Together, these initiatives aim to enhance science and computer education for students across New Mexico. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Announce $2.6 Million to NMSU for National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University was awarded $2,633,530 in funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Resource Hub). The HSI Resource Hub will serve as a nexus for strategies and tools to improve undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic-serving institutions throughout the nation. Read More


  • Heinrich, Udall Announce $249K Grant To APS For Native American Language Program

    August 10, 2018)- Today U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Indian Education Department's Diné Bizaad & A:shiwi Language Program has received a $249,438 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will support three years of instruction of both the Navajo (Diné) and Zuni (A:shiwi) languages in APS schools at the elementary and middle school levels. Read More


  • The State Of Rural Communities: A Report

    Recently, the Joint Economic Committee Democrats released a report that evaluated that state of the economy in rural communities, and proposed policies that could help them. Donna Resendez examines this report, with the help of a JEC press conference featuring Senator Martin Heinrich. Read More