National Labs

Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories employ some of the best and brightest minds in the country and are indispensable to our national security. The labs also strengthen our economy by providing high-paying, high-skilled technology jobs in our great state and I will always fight to protect their missions.

As an engineer, I bring a unique perspective to the U.S. Senate in advocating for New Mexico’s national laboratories. I have consistently fought to protect the national security missions of the labs while strengthening their diversity in areas such as energy, homeland security, and nonproliferation. I also remain focused on looking for ways to better leverage our laboratories’ resources and competitive strengths in partnership with universities and the private sector.

Our labs will continue to have a vital role in addressing the nation’s most pressing challenges, including energy independence. Additionally, the completion of the cleanup of defense legacy at Los Alamos is an important commitment that Congress and the Department of Energy have made to the community and the State of New Mexico, and that should remain a top funding priority.