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RUIDOSO, N.M. — With thousands of New Mexicans displaced due to devastating wildfires, 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 calling on President Joe Biden to approve a Major Disaster Declaration request...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement on Juneteenth, which recognizes the moment, on June 19, 1865, when U.S. Army General Gordon Granger announced to formerly enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, that they were free under the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. “On Juneteenth, we celebrate freedom while...
Heinrich’s bill would ban devices designed to indiscriminately kill the highest number of people in the shortest amount of time Heinrich: “This will not be the last of it”  WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) brought his Banning Unlawful Machinegun Parts (BUMP) Act, bipartisan legislation to ban bump stocks, to the Senate...

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New technology that helped the Albuquerque Police Department crack one of its highest-profile gun cases is now spreading statewide. The feds are paying for four new specialty machines that will help track shell casings found at crime scenes. “I think probably the best example of the impact that NIBIN has had, and sort of shell...

MARTIN’S BLOG

Dear Friend, Right now, there are thousands of New Mexicans who have fled their homes in Lincoln County and the Mescalero Apache Nation. I know many are worried that they may have already lost their homes, their property, their businesses, and their animals to these large and fast-moving fires. My thoughts are with every single one of you.    I...
Dear Friend, After hundreds of Americans had gunfire rain down on them at an outdoor music festival in 2017, I led the effort to ban bump stocks – the device that allowed the gunman to murder and injure so many people, so quickly. Even former President Trump agreed then, heeding my calls to ban bump stocks in a federal rule.   But this morning, a...
Dear Friend,   The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument protects the natural wonders and cultural heritage that have always made Northern New Mexico unique. Yesterday, I was enormously proud to announce the acquisition of 3,700 acres of new public lands adjacent to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in Taos County.   I hope you can read...

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