Justice & Civil Liberties

Our civil rights and liberties are only real if every American benefits from them equally. 

From fighting for LGBTQ+ equality and increasing transparency and accountability in government, to reforming our broken immigration system, protecting your right to privacy, closing the gender wage gap, and reducing sexual and domestic violence, I will work to safeguard the rights of all New Mexicans. 

During my time in the Senate, I have also worked to rein in the NSA's pervasive and constitutionally flawed domestic surveillance activities and adopt reforms that protect privacy while ensuring American security.

Together, we will create a fairer, more just future for our children.


  • Heinrich, Senate Democrats To American People: Do Not Allow Trump To Undermine Nov. 3 Election Results

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) to release a report summarizing for the American people what to expect on Election Day and reinforcing the Democrats' call to encourage everyone to vote. Read More

  • Heinrich Statement On Trump Supreme Court Nomination

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett by President Donald Trump to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Read More

  • Sen. Heinrich calls for investigation into deaths of two Navajo soldiers at Fort Hood

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich wants answers after two soldiers from the Navajo Nation died while stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. "We should be deeply worried at the kind of numbers we've seen out of Fort Hood," Heinrich said. Altogether, 28 soldiers have died this year at Fort Hood including Pvt. Carlton Chee and Spec. Miguel Yazzie. Heinrich and Senator Martha McSally of Arizona sent a letter to Army Sec. Ryan McCarthy, asking him to launch an investigation into the two deaths. "Both families continue to seek answers as to why their otherwise healthy sons would have passed away during a routine training exercise or while on duty at Fort Hood. The lack of communication from military officials is disconcerting," the letter states. "The families of these soldiers deserve to know what happened," Heinrich said. "And all of us who care about the people we ask to serve our country should be concerned at what's going on there and I hope there will be a thorough investigation." There are several other investigations underway right now, looking into what's happening at Fort Hood.  KOB 4 reached out to the Army base to get a status update on the investigations, but did not hear back. Read More