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  • 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...
  • Dear Friend, During his State of the Union address, President Biden called on Congress to put working families first to move our country forward. I couldn’t agree more. One proven strategy to support working families is full-service community schools, which improve outcomes for our kids by helping public schools deliver wraparound support services...
  • Dear Friend, Nearly 80 years ago, in central New Mexico’s Tularosa Basin, at a place we now call the Trinity Site, the world as we knew it changed. The Trinity Test was the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in human history. The families who lived downwind from the Trinity explosion in the Tularosa Basin have lived the consequences of that day...
  • Dear Friend,   Starting today, March 5, all veterans who were exposed to toxins and other hazards while serving in the military will be eligible to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits. This is thanks to the PACT Act, which I fought hard to pass into law. I encourage all veterans who were exposed to toxins...
  • Dear Friend, I’m pleased to announce that I am currently accepting submissions for Congressionally Directed Spending proposals for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). Over the last two years, I’ve been proud to work with communities throughout New Mexico to deliver $403 million in Congressionally Directed Spending to support 191 projects.     You can submit...
  • Dear Friend, Overturning Roe v. Wade was just the beginning of Republicans’ agenda to strip women of their reproductive freedoms. Now, they are coming after American’s ability to grow their families through in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Earlier this month, Alabama’s State Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos created during IVF are “children”...
  • 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...
  • Dear Friend,   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...
  • Dear Friend, Throughout my time in the Senate, I have worked hard to make major investments in New Mexico’s military installations, national labs, and private industry innovators. These investments are helping to position our state at the center of innovation and leadership in national security. They’re also helping to grow our economy and...
  • Dear Friend,   While the ultra-rich own multiple multi-million-dollar homes, New Mexico families are facing a severe housing shortage. And that shortage is driving up costs on the housing we do have.   The housing shortage is impacting people at all income levels, in nearly every community. Whether renting or owning, whether in a rural, suburban,...
  • Dear Friend, As a gun owner and sportsman, it’s clear to me that the ubiquitous access to weapons of war in our country is delivering tragedy after tragedy after tragedy in the form of mass shootings. My new legislation, the GOSAFE Act, focuses on regulating the mechanics that make certain weapons so dangerous—like high-capacity magazines and...
  • Dear Friend, Earlier this month, I met with Ukrainian families who fled their country following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. I hope you can take a moment to read and share the Farmington Daily Times story below about my visit. Soon after Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, I wrote to President Biden urging the administration to grant...