Education

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

As a father of two public school students, I believe that all children deserve an opportunity to benefit from a great public education. 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

  • 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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  • 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


  • Heinrich Introduces Plan To Make College Affordable

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the Degrees Not Debt Act to ensure higher education is accessible and affordable to all New Mexicans. The legislation is part of Senator Heinrich's initiative to build a brighter economic future for students in New Mexico. Read More


  • Boundless Potential

    Our state faces unique challenges, but we can all agree that in order to succeed we have to put our children first. Earlier this month, when I was in Farmington, I visited with staff and families at the First Born Program, a home visiting program for first-time parents. This successful program helps parents and children get off to a good start by building healthy family relationships and providing families with education, support and service coordination. … 

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  • Udall, Heinrich Announce Funding to Rebuild Laguna BIE Elementary School

    Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced funding has been granted to Laguna Pueblo to rebuild their elementary school. After many years of fighting for funding to rebuild the school, the tribe was finally awarded the design-build contract and funding to soon begin breaking ground on a new school. Read More