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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.), and Gabe Vasquez (D-N.M.) are welcoming a total of $74,773,262 in formula funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA)...
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for a press conference at the U.S. Capitol to highlight how the Republican default crisis undermines confidence in America’s commitment to pay its bills, drives up costs for families, and disrupts Social Security, veterans,...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.), and Gabe Vasquez (D-N.M.) are welcoming a total of $485,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support public engagement strategies for 19 arts...

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New hires for an organization. Helping Native American artisans get their work on e-commerce sites. Those are just some of the areas in which small businesses organizations are planning to use federal money they received through the Omnibus Appropriations Agreement for fiscal year 2023. At a Wednesday press conference, Sen. Martin Heinrich...
After touring a future medical sobering center in Albuquerque, U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury, D-N.M., recalled a relative who was in need of such a place when he relapsed and died in jail 15 years ago. “They had been sober for many years, and unfortunately, (he) was picked up and put into a local county detention center and died of their...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Congressional leaders in New Mexico are celebrating the passage of the STOP Act, prohibiting the export of sacred Native American items. The theft of a centuries-old Native American shield, stolen decades ago from the Acoma tribe, inspired the new federal law. “The shield, one of several stolen, was used...

MARTIN’S BLOG

Dear Friend, In New Mexico and across the country, seniors and people with disabilities grapple with accessing affordable, high-quality care. This is a struggle that so many families experience, often feeling alone and forced to make difficult life and financial decisions that no one should have to consider. I am proud to be an original cosponsor...
Dear Friend, Last July, the Sanchez family reached out to me for help obtaining a flag for their deceased father, Master Chief Ambrosio Sanchez. He was interred at the Arlington National Cemetery on July 1, 2021. There was a major thunderstorm, and the American flag honoring Master Chief Sanchez was soaked. The funeral director offered to have the...
Dear Friend, I am looking forward to attending the first ever PowerUp Expo and Training at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The event is an exciting opportunity for New Mexicans to learn more about clean and electric technologies—from electric vehicles to heat pumps—that will lower costs, make buildings and homes healthier and more...

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