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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored the Combat Veterans Pre-Enrollment Act, legislation to give combat veterans the option to enroll in their health care benefits program before officially transitioning out of active duty.  The bill would create an opt-in program to allow transitioning servicemembers to access Veterans...
WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and former Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on  Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, announced he has secured $42,210,000 in investments for New Mexico’s service members, veterans, and military installations with...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, welcomed the Senate’s overwhelming bipartisan passage, 82 to 15, of the first package of the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Appropriations bills. The package included...

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Two of my paramount guiding principles as your senator are respect for science and respect for those who have served our nation. We owe all of our veterans who put their lives on the line to defend us the best possible medical care, based on the best available science. That’s why I was so appalled to learn that tens of thousands of Vietnam...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Decades after fighting for their country, local veterans are fighting for their lives. Retired Army 1st Sgt. Jim Rogers told KOB 4, "I was originally drafted in 1969 and declined an opportunity to go to helicopter flight school so the Army put me in the infantry. That's what I did there." Rogers served 27 years in the military...
VILLAGE OF MILAN, N.M. — A New Mexico state lawmaker has finally received his medals for his service during the Vietnam War. The Gallup Independent reports Democratic Rep. Eliseo “Lee” Alcon was presented last week with a Bronze Star for his service as a combat medic and other honors. The medals came almost 50 years after Alcon...

MARTIN’S BLOG

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...
Dear Friend,   On Memorial Day, we remember the brave Americans who gave their lives to protect our nation. And we reflect on the sacrifices these men and women made to defend the freedoms we enjoy today.     VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Memorial Day Statement.   For many generations, New Mexicans have answered the call to serve. As Code...
Dear Friend, We can all play a part in protecting the places we love from catastrophic wildfires. Right now, we are starting to experience an active wildfire season in New Mexico, with multiple fires burning in different parts of our state. As we confront the fire risks that come with hot and dry weather conditions—and with a large holiday weekend...

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