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  • PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich c0nvenes a meeting with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and tribal leaders at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. From left to right: Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Secretary Bernhardt, Pueblo of Acoma Governor Brian D. Vallo, Senator Heinrich, and Chairman of the All Pueblo Council of...
  • 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, On Memorial Day we honored the men and women who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the American freedoms that we all cherish. I am especially proud to recognize New Mexicans' long record of service to our nation.  Over the last year, we have lost some of the last surviving members of the World War II generation, including...
  • PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich leads a hike in White Sands National Monument with students from Columbia Elementary School in Las Cruces. Heinrich recently introduced legislation to designate White Sands as our newest national park, April 24, 2019. Dear Friend, Our public lands are where memories are made. They offer endless opportunities for...
  • Dear Friend, The Greater Chaco Canyon landscape is deeply sacred to tribes across the Southwest. Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on legislation I introduced with Senator Tom Udall to protect the area surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historic Park from federal development of oil and natural gas.   I...
  • Dear Friend, Research has shown that reading to children, especially when they are young, is incredibly important in helping their brains develop. I recently sat down to read a book with preschool children at Albuquerque's Los Griegos Public Library to celebrate El Día de los Niños. Reading The Three Little Javelinas brought me back to memories of...
  • Dear Friend, It is always a pleasure to visit with New Mexicans in every corner of our great state. Last week, I was in Alamogordo meeting with leadership at Holloman Air Force Base and hiking with elementary school students in White Sands National Monument. I wanted to tell you a little bit about what I learned. PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin...
  • Dear Friend, It is always a pleasure to visit with New Mexicans in every corner of our great state. Last week, I was in southeastern New Mexico visiting Hobbs and Carlsbad to learn more about how these communities are responding to the opportunities and challenges created by the current boom in the Permian Basin. PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin...
  • Dear Friend, I hope you can take a moment to watch and share a video I just released on where we should go following last week's public release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report.   VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich delivers Weekly Democratic Address on the Mueller report, April 26, 2019. As the Special...
  • Dear Friend, When I talk to people about what makes New Mexico so unique, it always comes back to our breathtaking scenery, our deep and complex history, and our unique cultures. Bandelier National Monument encapsulates each of these in unrivaled ways. Earlier this week, I joined pueblo governors, wildlife advocates, and local community leaders to...
  • Dear Friend, Earlier today, I went to the Senate Floor to declare the obvious: climate change is real, and we are causing its devastating disruptions. These are the facts. Unless we start to implement policies to curb our carbon emissions and mitigate its impacts, climate change will continue to wreak havoc upon communities across our nation and...
  • Dear Friend, Living in a state that proudly calls itself the Land of Enchantment, I know how much our public lands mean to New Mexicans. These are the places where generations of families have gone to explore our natural wonders and learn about our rich history and culture. They also fuel a thriving outdoor recreation economy that supports nearly...
  • Dear Friend, As President Trump travels down to our border to spread more fear and division, I wanted to let you know about what I am doing to advance responsible policies. We need to make smart investments to keep our nation safe and secure and to ensure our border communities in New Mexico prosper from their unique bi-national culture and...
  • Dear Friend, President Trump's hollow calls for unity at last night's State of the Union cannot undo the damage he has caused across our nation, particularly in our tribal communities. My guest to last night's address was former Pueblo of Acoma Governor Kurt Riley. Governor Riley, representing the All Pueblo Council of Governors, shined a light on...
  • Dear Friend, President Trump's shutdown is finally over, but its impact on our communities will be long-lasting. I was proud to join Congresswoman Deb Haaland over the weekend to meet with New Mexicans who were affected by the shutdown. PHOTO: U.S. Senator Heinrich and U.S. Congresswoman Deb Haaland meet with tribal health providers at First...
  • Dear Friend, I am pleased that President Trump finally put an end his prolonged, costly, and unnecessary shutdown. For over a month, he thrust our country into the longest government shutdown in history, using federal workers and contractors as bargaining chips, and leaving long lasting damage to our communities. Now we must ensure our federal...
  • Dear Friend, It has now been 26 days since President Trump began holding our federal government hostage. For nearly a full month, federal workers have been furloughed or had to work without pay, putting financial stability for them and their families at grave risk. Neither they nor the communities who depend on their service should be held hostage...
  • Dear Friend, We are now in the third week of President Trump's unnecessary and irresponsible government shutdown. A government shutdown ripples throughout the entire economy, shakes consumer confidence, and impacts hard-working families. I hope you can take a moment to watch and share a speech I just gave on the Senate floor calling on President...
  • Dear Friend, Today, as I embark on my second term in the Senate, I'm as committed as ever on delivering for New Mexico. Over the years as your senator, I have traveled to all corners of the state, and it has truly been a pleasure to meet with so many New Mexicans in their communities and discuss the issues that matter most to all of us. I'm...
  • Dear Friend, The enactment of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994 was an historic acknowledgment of the significance of domestic and sexual violence. Nationwide, the number of domestic violence incidents has been cut in half since the enactment of VAWA, and in New Mexico that number has dropped by 35 percent since 2005. I was proud to...