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

  • Udall, Haaland, New Mexico Delegation Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Federal Legislation to Prohibit School 'Lunch Shaming'

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, along with Senator Martin Heinrich and Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Assistant Speaker of the House, and Xochitl Torres Small, introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit school "lunch shaming" - the practice of discriminating against or stigmatizing children who have outstanding credit or don't have enough money to pay for meals at school. The Anti-Lunch Shaming Act would ban schools from singling out children — such as by requiring them to wear hand stamps or do extra chores — because their parents or guardians have not paid their school meal bills. Read More


  • Heinrich Opens Application Process For Service Academy Nominations, Sets Information Sessions Across New Mexico

    pril 5, 2019 - Beginning April 8, 2019 until October 11, 2019, the Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will accept applications from high school students and recent high school graduates seeking a service academy nomination. Being nominated is a significant honor and the application process is rigorous. The first information session will take place on April 11, 2019 in Farmington, followed by sessions in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.    Read More


  • Heinrich, Alexander Secure Passage Of Every Kid Outdoors Act

    Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, secured final passage in the Senate of their bipartisan legislation, the Every KidOutdoors Act, as part of the broader Natural Resources Management Act that passed with a 92-8 vote. The Every Kid Outdoors Act will 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, Warren, Cortez Masto, Smith Work to Expand Entrepreneurship in Indian Country

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, along with U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced the Native American Business Incubators Program Act to expand entrepreneurship in Indian Country by promoting small businesses development in tribal communities.   Read More


  • New Mexico Delegation Leads Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Reauthorize Native American Language Programs

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), introduced the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act to strengthen Tribally-developed Native American language revitalization programs. Read More


  • Heinrich: Act on energy, education

    SANTA FE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich called on state lawmakers Friday to pass legislation dealing with renewable energy, climate change and early childhood education during their ongoing 60-day legislation. Read More


  • Heinrich To Address Joint Session Of NM Legislature

    SANTA FE, N.M. - On Friday, January 25, at 12 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will address a joint session of the New Mexico Legislature to share his vision for the state and urge lawmakers to make bold investments in early childhood education, clean energy, and New Mexico families. Read More