Veterans

One of my most important responsibilities as your Senator is to keep America's promise to our service members and their families so that when our troops return home, they receive quality care and the benefits they have earned.

The tradition of women and men answering the call of duty runs deep in New Mexico's history. Our state has long had one of the highest rates of military volunteerism in the nation. Our veterans’ unwavering devotion and extraordinary courage reflect the core principles we share as Americans.

As your Senator, I am working to increase timely access to health care services for our veterans and expanding and improving New Mexico’s community-based outpatient clinics. I am also committed to helping reduce the disability claims backlog, assisting veteran-owned small businesses and ensuring that needed fixes are made to the Veterans’ Choice Program.

My office has helped hundreds of veterans across New Mexico access the care and benefits they earned, and I have made a point of meeting with veterans across our state to hear about the challenges and issues they are facing.

We must be unwavering in our commitment to our men and women in uniform who deserve more than just words of gratitude for their sacrifice when they return home.

Latest

  • Heinrich Secures Critical Funding For Veterans In American Rescue Plan

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction (MILCON), Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, secured provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act that would provide essential resources to help New Mexico veterans get the health care, employment, and housing support they need during this unprecedented time. Read More


  • Heinrich Statement On Veterans Day

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day: Read More


  • NM Delegation Applauds $1.6 Million in USDA Grants for Agricultural Training and Support for Military Veterans, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

    WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded $1.6 million in grants to three organizations that will support New Mexico military veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers with agricultural training, sustainability education and support to begin successful careers in agriculture.   Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Call On Administration To Ensure Veterans, SSI Beneficiaries Get Stimulus Checks Automatically

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 46 colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to issue stimulus checks automatically to recipients of benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Supplemental Security Income program. In their letter, the Senators point out that these are two groups with large amounts of non-filers and groups that the federal government has the data necessary to deliver the stimulus checks automatically. Read More


  • Our Vietnam vets deserve better medical care

    Two of my paramount guiding principles as your senator are respect for science and respect for those who have served our nation. We owe all of our veterans who put their lives on the line to defend us the best possible medical care, based on the best available science. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Criticize Trump Administration For Stonewalling Vietnam Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with 41 Senate Democrats, have sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump condemning the Administration for stonewalling critical benefits to Vietnam veterans suffering from health conditions associated with their exposure to Agent Orange. In the letter, Senators Udall and Heinrich specifically called on the Administration to stop denying scientific evidence, and end the years-long delay of adding Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, Parkinsonism, and Hypertension to the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) list of service-connected presumptive conditions. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Announce $1 Million For Veterans Housing

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the New Mexico Affordable Housing Charitable Trust in partnership with New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority will receive a $1 million competitive grant for a Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant will be used to rehabilitate or modify an estimated 80 residences across the state - helping disabled veterans to adapt their homes to better meet their daily needs.  Read More