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Heinrich To Tour Affordable Veteran Housing Project; Highlight Cost-Saving, Job-Creating Benefits Of Electrification In Southern New Mexico At PowerUP Expo

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – On Friday, January 20, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the founder and co-chair of the bicameral Electrification Caucus, will be in Las Cruces to highlight how electrifying America’s future will lower costs for households, create new jobs, and improve air quality.
At 10 a.m. MT, Senator Heinrich, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will tour the Oak Street Apartments, a Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority project that is featuring electrified housing units for homeless veterans.
WHAT: Heinrich To Discuss Federal Investments For Veteran Affordable, Clean Energy Housing In Southern New Mexico
WHEN: Thursday, January 19, at 10 a.m. MT
WHERE: 3350 Oak Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Later that day at 12:15 p.m. MT, Senator Heinrich will join local elected officials and highlight the benefits of electrification during “PowerUP Las Cruces Expo and Training.” The expo is a collaboration between the City of Las Cruces, the Las Cruces Convention Center, New Mexico State University, and El Paso Electric. Senator Heinrich will deliver remarks and showcase the unprecedented opportunities for electrification created by the Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.
WHAT: Heinrich to Participate in City of Las Cruces Electrification Expo
WHEN: Friday, January 20 at 12:15 p.m. MT
WHERE: Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Senator Heinrich, founder and co-chair of the first-ever bicameral Electrification Caucus, is a champion for policies to electrify homes, commercial buildings, and vehicles. He established a new rebate program in the Inflation Reduction Act that provides upfront, point-of-sale rebates for the purchase and installation of electric appliances and equipment in single-family homes and multifamily buildings, with additional support for low- and moderate- income households.
Over $87 million will be available to the State of New Mexico and Tribes in the state from the Inflation Reduction Act for consumer home energy rebate programs, enabling communities to make homes more energy efficient, upgrade electric appliances, and cut energy costs.