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  • Dear Friend, I have been proud to work hand-in-hand with the local community in Albuquerque’s South Valley to establish and grow the opportunities at the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge—the first Urban Refuge in the Southwest. Thanks to New Mexico State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, we have an exciting opportunity to expand the...
  • Dear Friend, I just filed an amendment to protect the reproductive freedoms of veterans and their families. My amendment would codify the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) rule that protects veterans and their beneficiaries’ access to abortions in the cases of rape, incest, or danger to the life and health of the mother under federal...
  • Dear Friend, The first towers manufactured at the Arcosa Wind Towers facility in Belén, Array Technologies’ new 216,000-square-foot manufacturing campus on Albuquerque’s Westside, a major expansion of Intel’s facility in Rio Rancho, and now this… Albuquerque-based SolAero will receive up to $23.9 million in direct federal funding under our CHIPS...
  • Dear Friend, Two years ago, I was a member of the core bipartisan group of senators who negotiated and passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act—the most meaningful gun reform in three decades. The law is working. As the White House reported this week, more than 500 people have been charged with federal crimes thanks to the gun trafficking and...
  • Dear Friend, After hundreds of Americans had gunfire rain down on them at a Las Vegas 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.  Now, the out of touch...
  • Dear Friend, On Friday, Senator Ben Ray Luján and I met with families, local and Tribal leaders, first responders, and emergency operation commanders in Roswell, Ruidoso, and the Mescalero Apache Reservation,allimpacted by the South Fork and Salt Fires that have ravagedbeloved New Mexico communities. Witnessing the loss and devastation brought on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) visits with the Incident Management Team at the Cerro Pelado Fire in the Jemez Mountains, May 13, 2022. 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...
  • Dear Friend, Two years ago, I worked to secure more than $15 million to upgrade the Cibola National Forest Air Tanker Base to help firefighters battle wildfires and keep New Mexicans safe.  Those upgrades have now been completed – a major milestone that will make it possible to support and refuel Very Large Air Tanker planes that can drop large...
  • Dear Friend,   I’m focused on delivering the tools needed to make our communities safer. That includes over $1 million of federal funding that I secured to purchase four new ballistics testing machines in Las Cruces, Roswell, Farmington, and Gallup.    These National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) testing machines will help city,...
  • Dear Friend, I recently welcomed U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to New Mexico to highlight how investments from our recent landmark legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act is creating a manufacturing renaissance.    VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm tour new clean energy...
  • Dear Friend,   Economic opportunity in Southern New Mexico is on the verge of a major boost.   I’ve been fighting to invest in the Santa Teresa Port of Entry for more than a decade, recognizing that it’s key to growing our economy and improving border security.   Now, we've notched a major win in that effort: A modernization and expansion...
  • Dear Friend, In December, I was thrilled to see that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) had reached an agreement tohelp construct the SunZiahigh-voltage transmission line in New Mexico and Arizona that will deliver power from one of the largest wind power projects ever built. As the proud son of an IBEW lineman, I know what...
  • Dear Friend,   In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote late last night, the Senate took an important step forward in the fight to end the fentanyl crisis with the passage of our FEND Off Fentanyl Act.   Today, I am proud to announce that this bill is now law.   VIDEO: ICYMI - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) holds press conference with New...
  • 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...