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  • Dear Friend, What we saw on January 6th was a destruction of the shared truth that democracy relies on. We can only have a democracy if we can all agree to live by the results of our elections, and we accept the math. The Big Lie that Donald Trump created was all about him trying to hold power for himself. But what is even more dangerous is that it...
  • Dear Friend, I’m not willing to take no for an answer on climate action. If we want to pass on to future generations a livable planet, we can’t wait any longer. Today, I joined the League of Conservation Voters, Climate Power, and several of my colleagues in the Senate and House for a virtual press conference to demand that we find a way forward on...
  • Dear Friend, As we reach the end of a very busy and hard year, I want to pause and take stock of all we have accomplished for New Mexico and our country. While we still have plenty of work to do, I’m confident that the historic, new investments we’ve made and the transformative policies we’re advancing will help us meet the moment and find real...
  • Dear Friend, I hope you can take a moment to read and share the column I wrote in Fox News with my Republican colleague, Senator Roy Blunt, on our bipartisan legislation, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act—or RAWA for short. We both agree that it’s absolutely critical for us to act if we want to save thousands of imperiled species of plants and...
  • Dear Friend, I have long said that the key to making New Mexico the best place to raise a family, to start or expand a business, to find a good-paying job, and to hire the best and brightest employees, is to invest more in our kids. Back in 2014, I was the first member of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation to publicly support the proposal to...
  • PHOTO: U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) testify in a hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on their bipartisan legislation, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, December 8, 2021. Dear Friend, I want my grandchildren to experience the same wonder I had as a child catching leopard frogs and...
  • Dear Friend, In the face of rapidly diminishing flows on our Western rivers like the Colorado and the Rio Grande, it could not be more urgent for us to protect some of the few remaining stretches of wild and free-flowing rivers in New Mexico. That’s why I am proud to introduce the M.H. Dutch Salmon Gila Wild and Scenic River Act alongside Senator...
  • Dear Friend, I hosted a Facebook Live discussion today with Dr. Heather Pratt-Chavez, a pediatrician at the University of New Mexico Hospital, about the safe, effective, and approved COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and older. As a parent of two teenage boys, I thought it would be helpful for parents around New Mexico to hear directly from a...
  • Dear Friend, Since I’ve been in Congress, I’ve worked with Tribal leaders and New Mexicans to secure a series of actions that have prevented new oil and gas leasing in the vicinity of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. I’m proud to welcome the Biden administration’s announcement today at the Tribal Nations Summit that it will begin the process...
  • Dear Friend, New Mexico has long been held back by a systemic lack of investment in our infrastructure. The pandemic laid bare the stark reality that too many New Mexicans still lack access to clean drinking water, much less high-speed internet. With the passage of the historic and bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, we will finally...
  • Dear Friend, On Veterans Day, I continue to be proud to serve a state with one of the highest rates of military volunteerism in the nation. We should all pause to honor the many New Mexicans who served in conflicts overseas—from the Navajo Code Talkers and the Bataan Death March Survivors to Vietnam GIs and Iraq and Afghanistan veterans—as well as...
  • Dear Friend, I am doing everything I can to make sure we pass the investments in the Build Back Better agenda that meet the challenges of the climate crisis, create good-paying jobs, and reduce costs for families. Next month, I will also be attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, where the world’s leaders will convene to...
  • Dear Friend, I am deeply frustrated that Senate Republicans just used the filibuster to block us from beginning debate on yet another voting rights bill—the Freedom To Vote Act. But I will keep doing everything I can to find a way forward in the Senate for legislation that makes sure that every single lawful American can access the ballot. I hope...
  • Dear Friend, We can’t wait any longer to act on climate. This is our moment. The Build Back Better Plan is our best and maybe our last opportunity to meet the challenges that we will be judged on by our children, our grandchildren, and future generations. This morning, I joined many of my fellow lawmakers in both the Senate and the House and...
  • Dear Friend, I'm proud to stand with Tribes and Pueblos in New Mexico who have led the way to re-frame today’s federal holiday to honor all of the significant contributions and diverse cultures of our Native communities. That’s why I am leading the effort to introduce the first-ever legislation in the Senate to replace the official holiday...
  • Dear Friend, Our public lands are part of the fabric of our democracy. I’m thankful that President Joe Biden is restoring the protections of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monuments. The President just signed three proclamations as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s effort to better...
  • Dear Friend, Over the course of this pandemic, parents, teachers, and school staff have put in more hours than you can count making sure our kids kept up their studies. All of the creativity, determination, and resilience displayed over this past year will never be forgotten. Thanks to our successful vaccine campaign, our children are safely...
  • VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joins conservation leaders at a rally in front of the U.S. Capitol to call for the passage of the climate investments in the Build Back Better Act, September 13, 2021. Dear Friend, We don’t have any more time. Congress needs to treat the President’s Build Back Better Plan like it’s our greatest and maybe even our...
  • Dear Friend, I was at home in Albuquerque, getting ready to drive to Gallup, when the first plane hit twenty years ago. Like so many, I watched on TV as the second plane hit 17 minutes later. Wherever the news found each of us that day, we were all together. United, we shifted from shock and disbelief, to grief, to a determined resilience. Today,...