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  • 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 comfortable,...
  • Dear Friend, Six decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and looked out upon the crowd gathered for the March on Washington. In his iconic "I Have a Dream" address, Dr. King called upon our nation to finally live up to its full promise of freedom, justice, and economic opportunity for all Americans. While...
  • Dear Friend, Today marks two years since the January 6th insurrection. That day I witnessed firsthand things I never thought I’d see at the United States Capitol. Our democracy was under attack. Lives were lost. I will never forget the bravery of the U.S. Capitol Police officers, later joined by D.C. Metro Police officers, National Guardsmen, and...
  • Dear Friend, Please take a moment to read the latest edition of my Veterans Newsletter that provides an update on the work I have been doing on behalf of veterans and military families in New Mexico. Download My Veterans Newsletter HERE I am committed to keeping America's promise to our heroic veterans who have sacrificed so much and their...
  • Dear Friend,   As we approach the holidays, I am taking stock of all that we have accomplished together over this past year. We made historic strides to protect our children’s future on this planet, lower health care and energy costs for hardworking families, invest in economic development and competitiveness, assist New Mexicans as they recover...
  • Dear Friend, Today, I spoke on the Senate Floor to recognize the life of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and Gallup’s own Staff Sergeant Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, who passed away in November. Hershey truly embodied the best of what our nation stands for. VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich speaks on the Senate Floor to recognize the life...
  • Dear Friend, I just spoke at the first-ever White House Electrification Summit, where leading policymakers and officials from the Biden Administration explored how electrification can help the U.S. meet its climate and equity goals, while lowering costs, creating great careers in the building trades, and helping families live in cleaner, healthier,...
  • Dear Friend, Last night, the Senate voted to pass my bipartisan legislation to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking Tribal cultural patrimony, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, and send it to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. VIDEO:...
  • Dear Friend, As your United States Senator, one of the most important jobs I have is helping New Mexicans when they are having trouble with a federal agency. I can help with things like Social Security benefits, Medicare, Immigration issues, Veterans benefits, and other federal programs. Earlier this year, Patricia Sena reached out to me seeking...
  • Dear Friend, Congress must act at once to pass legislation that provides certainty that the marriages of same-sex and interracial couples will not only be protected, but also given equal recognition across our nation. No American should have their rights and freedoms threatened because of who they are and who they love. New Mexico’s state...
  • Dear Friend, Words can’t express how much we owe our military veterans for the contributions and sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. Even so, I hope that each of us will take a moment today—and every day—to offer our sincere appreciation to the veterans in our families and in our communities. I am honored to serve a state with a...
  • Dear Friend, I am thrilled to welcome the first round of funding for the brand new Clean School Bus Program at the EPA that New Mexico Democrats helped to create as part of the historic Infrastructure Law. The EPA awarded a total of $4,560,000 to the Dulce, Pecos, Las Cruces, Dora, and Lake Arthur school districts in New Mexico to help them...
  • Dear Friend, There’s a new report out from the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative. It’s grim: more than half of U.S. bird species are in decline. Thankfully, there’s an upside. Concerted conservation efforts and investments can successfully recover species. The 2022 U.S. State of the Birds Report uses the latest bird...
  • Dear Friend, No child in New Mexico should go hungry. That’s why I am doing all I can to support local schools and community centers in New Mexico in providing our kids with healthy breakfast, lunch, and summer meals. I am an original cosponsor of the Universal School Meals Act, which would permanently provide free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a...
  • Dear Friend, For many kids, the closest and most accessible outdoor space it not a national or even their neighborhood park. It is the grounds right outside their classroom door. Last week, I visited the gardens at Enos Garcia Elementary School in Taos, where students are learning about growing and harvesting healthy foods like Taos Pueblo blue...
  • Dear Friend, Starting on October 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding and extending eligibility for VA health care for certain Veterans of the Vietnam War, Gulf Wars and post-9/11 era under the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. Finally, so many generations of...
  • Dear Friend, As someone who grew up in a proud union household—my dad was an IBEW utility lineman—I have such a deep appreciation and respect for my brothers and sisters in Labor who built our great nation. Earlier this month, I met with union plumbers and electricians in Albuquerque to talk about how the strong home electrification investments...
  • Dear Friend, Today is a proud day for Indian Country as President Biden’s newly appointed Director of the Indian Health Service, Ms. Roselyn Tso, is sworn into office. Director Tso is an exceptionally well-qualified nominee to lead the Indian Health Service at this pivotal moment for public health in Indian Country, and I was proud to support her...