Veterans

The tradition of women and men answering the call of duty runs deep in New Mexico's history. Many times our state has had the highest rate of military volunteerism in the country. Their unwavering devotion and extraordinary courage reflect the core principles we share as Americans.

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 the benefits that they have earned.

As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I proudly fought to ensure surviving spouses receive the benefits their loved ones earned defending our country. I supported efforts to increase access to state-of-the-art health care for our veterans and assistance to veteran-owned small businesses.

As your Senator, I am working to help reduce the disability claims backlog, collaborating with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to work with community-based outpatient clinics across New Mexico to ensure their needs continue to be met. In addition I've cosponsored legislation that would allow veterans to receive both their retirement pay and full disability compensation.

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. We owe our veterans the quality care and benefits that they have earned.

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  • Heinrich To Host Town Hall Meeting In Albuquerque South Valley

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a town hall meeting at Atrisco Heritage Academy in the South Valley in Albuquerque. The senator will answer questions and discuss critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall will be livestreamed on Senator Heinrich's Facebook page: Facebook.com/MartinHeinrich.  Read More


  • NM Delegation Reintroduces Bill to Honor Bataan Veterans with Congressional Gold Medal

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) announced that they have reintroduced the Bataan Congressional Gold Medal Act, a bill to honor the heroic veterans who defended Bataan and suffered through the Death March—which commenced 75 years ago this weekend—with the Congressional Gold Medal.  Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Las Cruces

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Monday, April 17, at 6 p.m. MT, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a town hall meeting at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The senators will talk with constituents and answer questions about critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall will be moderated by KRWG-TV/FM's Fred Martino. Read More


  • Heinrich Staff To Hold Mobile Office Hours In Angel Fire At Military Winterfest

    SANTA FE, N.M. - In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours on Saturday, February 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Third Annual Military Winterfest in Angel Fire. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding veterans benefits, Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, student loans, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend.  Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Lujan Grisham Urge President Trump to Reverse Federal Hiring Freeze

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)  and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) urged President Trump to reverse his executive order that freezes all federal hiring, to ensure that fundamental government services are not negatively impacted and hard-working, well-qualified New Mexicans, many of whom are veterans, do not lose out on employment opportunities.  Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Announce $10.9 Million in Grants to Help NM End Homelessness

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich welcomed $10.9 million in U.S. Housing and Urban Development grants to help New Mexico families, veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness. The grants will go to communities across the state, including five new organizations and four others that did not receive funding last year. The total represents an increase of about $500,000 over last year for Continuum of Care programs. Read More


  • Heinrich To Co-Host Veterans Choice Program Information Session In Carlsbad

    ROSWELL, N.M. - As part of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's ongoing effort to help New Mexico veterans access quality health care, his office will co-host an informational session for veterans and health care providers on the Veterans Choice Program on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post #7 in Carlsbad, N.M. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Tri-West Healthcare Alliance, which administers the Veterans Choice Program, will be available to answer questions about how to qualify and participate in the program. Read More


  • Heinrich Statement in Honor of Veterans Day

    SANTA FE, N.M. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day. Senator Heinrich will commemorate Veterans Day tomorrow, November 11, at 10:30 a.m. at a ceremony in Veterans' Park in Las Vegas, N.M. Read More