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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 $9,309,362 to invest in New Mexico’s public schools, roads, wildfire mitigation, and county services. The funds will be allocated from the U.S....
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released a video statement celebrating National Park Week, days after the Senate unanimously passed a resolution he cosponsored marking the week of April 20 through April 28 as National Park Week 2024. The resolution, supported on a...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is applauding two decisions from the Biden administration to protect globally important wilderness lands in Alaska’s Western Arctic and Brooks Range.    The administration has finalized a new framework for balancing development with...

IN THE NEWS

This month, we mark two years since the worst fire in our state’s history. The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. The fire, and the flooding that followed, displaced thousands of New Mexicans for weeks and months on end. In a matter of months, this catastrophe wiped away generations of history and uprooted...
In February, the League of Conservation Voters released its annual 2023 National Environmental Scorecard. Since 1970, the league’s scorecard has evaluated members of Congress on their environmental voting record. This year, New Mexico’s federal delegation came out on top, mirroring the strong support for conservation and climate we saw in the 2024...
PORTALES, N.M. (KFDA) - Federal officials announced a combined $1.8 million in funding for Portales today. Highlights include U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich said almost $500,000 will come for a new fire rescue engine and $400,000 for sewer lines. U.S. Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez said another $500,000 will come for Portales and Eastern New...

MARTIN’S BLOG

Dear Friend, For over a decade, I’ve fought alongside New Mexicans to protect the Buffalo Tract from mining. Our hard work has officially paid off. The Biden administration listened to our calls and recognized that the Buffalo Tract is clearly the wrong place for a gravel mine. The U.S. Department of Interior just announced that it has finalized a...
Dear Friend, I will never forget when fire officials reported the official start of the worst wildfire in our state’s history—the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire—two years ago now. The destruction from the fire and the floods that followed continues to impact many New Mexicans to this day.    I am committed to holding federal agencies accountable...
PHOTO: Former Cochiti Pueblo Governor and U.S. Marine Corps and Vietnam Veteran Dr. Joseph Suina is presented with service medals he earned through his military service, March 22, 2024.   Dear Friend, Last week, at a ceremony at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque, my office presented former Cochiti Pueblo Governor and U.S. Marine Corps...

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