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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a letter alongside 19 of his Senate colleagues urging Senate leadership to reject all anti-public lands “poison pill” provisions in the final agreement on the Interior, Environment, and...
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the National Parks Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Shelly Moore Capito (R-W. Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Cory Booker,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2019) – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) introduced the White Sands National Park Establishment Act, a bill to designate White Sands National Monument as New Mexico's newest national park. “Everyone who visits White Sands marvels at its...

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I’m standing in the heart of White Sands National Monument, in southern New Mexico, the largest gypsum dune field in the world. A sea of sand stretches as far as the eye can see—white waves and crests and curls, all uniformly rippled on the surface. The place is so vast that it’s visible from space. If new...
President Herbert Hoover established it as a national monument in 1933 and now U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich has introduced legislation to elevate White Sands to a national park. That would certainly be good for New Mexico, resulting in increased visitation and enhanced recognition for the breathtaking site. Elected officials and community leaders have...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced on Monday the White Sands National Park Establishment Act, a bill to designate White Sands National Monument as New Mexico's newest national park. “The vision to create White Sands National Park has been driven by a diverse coalition of community leaders and local elected...

MARTIN’S BLOG

Dear Friend,   For too long, Congress has been paralyzed when it comes to addressing mass shootings. In the last Congress, after the horrific tragedy in Uvalde, I was proud to play a leading role in negotiating and passing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which is making a meaningful difference in reducing homicides and prosecuting gun...
Dear Friend, I fought hard to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) because I knew that it would be life-changing for New Mexico families. We are seeing this landmark bill do exactly what we intended — deliver real results for New Mexicans by lowering health care and prescription drug costs and putting money back in their pockets. Starting this...
Last week, in a stunning display of hypocrisy, Republicans chose to vote against a bipartisan agreement to strengthen border security that had taken months to negotiate.  In fact, they refused to even advance debate on the bill — all to appease Donald Trump.    In an op-ed I wrote in USA TODAY, I highlight the need for solutions to our nation’s...

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