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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after he passed by unanimous consent on the Senate Floor his bipartisan Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, which now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law: “As I drafted the STOP Act, I worked closely with New...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, issued the following statement after the Senate voted to protect marriage equality: “No American should have their rights and freedoms threatened because of who they are and who they love. “New Mexico’s state constitution...
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) applauded the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) for supporting Juan Eduardo Sanchez to be the Federal Co-Chairman of the Southwest Border Regional Commission (SBRC). The full EPW committee advanced Mr. Sanchez’s nomination today during a business meeting by a...

IN THE NEWS

This summer, a political miracle occurred. Against powerful opposition and long odds, despite being written off by pundits, and by the narrowest of margins, we passed the biggest American climate action ever. The Inflation Reduction Act is predicted to push us from 25 percent to 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end...
SANTA FE – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday announced the award of funding for five New Mexico school districts to buy 12 electric school buses. According to a news release from New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, founder and co-chair of the Electrification Caucus said, “I am thrilled to welcome this first...
U.S. senators from California and Massachusetts have joined New Mexico Sens. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján in calling for the closure of a Torrance County immigration detention center. The lawmakers — including California’s Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla and Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, all Democrats...

MARTIN’S BLOG

Dear Friend, As your United States Senator, one of the most important jobs I have is helping New Mexicans when they are having trouble with a federal agency. I can help with things like Social Security benefits, Medicare, Immigration issues, Veterans benefits, and other federal programs. Earlier this year, Patricia Sena reached out to me seeking...
Dear Friend, Congress must act at once to pass legislation that provides certainty that the marriages of same-sex and interracial couples will not only be protected, but also given equal recognition across our nation. No American should have their rights and freedoms threatened because of who they are and who they love. New Mexico’s state...
Dear Friend, Words can’t express how much we owe our military veterans for the contributions and sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. Even so, I hope that each of us will take a moment today—and every day—to offer our sincere appreciation to the veterans in our families and in our communities. I am honored to serve...

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