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  • Dear Friend, I grew up helping my parents run a small cattle operation, which is where I learned to truly value the hard work farmers and ranchers do each and every day to produce the food we eat. In New Mexico, our farmers, dairy producers, and ranchers help drive the state's economy and are an integral part of our history. That's why I worked so...
  • Dear Friend, We are now living in an era of severe drought, extreme wildfires, and climate disruption. That's why I fought so hard to secure policies in the Farm Bill to improve the management of watersheds in our national forests and reduce the risks of costly catastrophic wildfires. I wanted to share a few of these major conservation wins in the...
  • Dear Friend, The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is America's most successful conservation program. LWCF expands opportunities for outdoor traditions like hunting, camping, and fishing that are among the pillars of Western culture. In New Mexico, LWCF has helped preserve many treasured places-including the Valles Caldera, Ute Mountain, and...
  • Dear Friend, October is National Principal Month. A couple weeks ago, it was an honor to meet with and congratulate Aztec High School Principal Dr. Warman Hall, who was recently named the New Mexico Principal of the Year. We are all grateful for his leadership in bringing his school and community together to recover from a tragic shooting late last...
  • Dear Friend, Republicans are rushing to confirm a lifetime appointment to our nation's Supreme Court in the wake of both credible allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against the nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and serious questions concerning his judicial temperament. I hope you can take a moment to watch and share a speech I gave on the...
  • Dear Friend, These days, it can be frustrating to watch the news about the toxic political climate in Washington. Believe me, I share those same frustrations. With that in mind, I wanted to share some good news with you about my work to protect the places where New Mexicans love to get outdoors. Yesterday, in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources...
  • Dear Friend, All people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic background should have the same right to live free from domestic and sexual violence. The enactment of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994 was an acknowledgment of not only the significance of domestic and sexual violence, but also a commitment of resources to the...
  • Dear Friend, Today, I had the honor of meeting with Chairman E. Paul Torres of the All Pueblo Council of Governors and Governors Kurt Riley of Acoma Pueblo and J. Michael Chavarria of Santa Clara Pueblo, and Former Governor Mark Mitchell of the Pueblo of Tesuque to discuss legislation I am fighting to pass in the Senate to protect precious cultural...
  • Dear Friend, Once again, the Trump administration is showing its true colors through a short-sighted policy decision that willfully ignores accepted science. Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized its weakened rule on methane waste for oil and gas operations on our public lands. This issue is not a case of pitting development of our...
  • 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, Today I spoke out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, outlined the issues at stake, and urged my colleagues to oppose his nomination. I hope you can take a moment to watch and share my speech on the Senate Floor. VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich delivers remarks on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's...
  • Dear Friend, Chaco Canyon is both a world-class cultural resource, and a place of intense importance to New Mexico's Native communities. Today, I was proud to move the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protect Act, a bill I introduced with Senator Tom Udall, forward in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Our bill, which is supported by...
  • Dear Friend, Today the Trump administration announced a new rule to gut the Clean Power Plan--taking us in the completely wrong direction. When we know exactly what we need to do to reduce our contributions to climate change--and when we have the capability to create thousands of new jobs and build a thriving clean energy economy--President Trump's...
  • Dear Friend, Are you a small business owner, an entrepreneur, or an innovator in New Mexico? I want to hear from you about the issues you are facing so I can help cut through any red tape that stands between you and accessing the resources you need to get your business off the ground or grow what you've already started. I have been all over New...
  • Dear Friend, I hope you can take a moment to read and share an op-ed I wrote in the Silver City Daily Press about why I am calling on the Air Force not to expand airspace over the Gila Wilderness. I have heard from many concerned citizens about this issue, and I agree with them that military overflights through the Gila are not the right...
  • Dear Friend, I'm pleased to report that the Office of the State Engineer once again rejected a speculative water proposal to pump billions of gallons from the aquifer below the Plains of San Agustin in western New Mexico. I remember the first time I drove west of Magdalena and laid eyes on this vast expanse of grasslands. A couple winters ago, I...
  • Dear Friend, Tomorrow, I will participate in a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing to examine foreign influence operations and their use of social media platforms. Russia's efforts to divide our country by weaponizing social media is full-on information warfare. I hope you can take a moment to watch what I said on MSNBC this morning...
  • PHOTO: New Mexico's U.S. Senator Clinton Anderson (right) holds up one of the first Medicare cards after President Lyndon Johnson signed his bill, the Medicare Act, into law, July 30, 1965, Social Security Administration History Archives. Dear Friend, On this date, 53 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act into law. As you may...
  • Dear Friend, In a shocking display of submissiveness this week, President Trump stood next to Vladimir Putin and made it clear that his allegiance is not with the American people, and even called the United States foolish. Instead of seizing the opportunity to strongly condemn an attack on our country, the president caved to Russia, putting our...
  • Dear Friend, Our national parks and monuments are not only beautiful places to visit and explore, but they are also economic engines for rural communities across the West. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor recreation economy in New Mexico generates 99,000 direct jobs, $9.9 billion in consumer spending, $2.8 billion in wages...