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  • PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joins U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to announce a historic donation and new public access to the Sabinoso Wilderness, Credit: New Mexico Wildlife Federation, July 17, 2021. Dear Friend, It was only a few years ago that the public couldn’t access the Sabinoso Wilderness — one of the most unique...
  • Dear Friend, Last week, I was honored to deliver a keynote address at the grand opening of the brand-new campus of Laguna Elementary School in Laguna Pueblo. It was inspiring to see the years of persistence on the part of the Pueblo pay off. The modern campus will provide children with incredible opportunities to learn and grow. Every child...
  • Dear Friend, I hope you can take a moment to read and share the column below that I wrote in the Las Cruces Sun-News about the Great American Outdoors Act. Last year, I led the effort in the Senate to pass this new law, which permanently and fully funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund and invests nearly $2 billion in each of the next five...
  • Dear Friend, There’s no question that we are facing the most dangerous and overt threats to our democracy in generations. This week, I joined Tiffany Muller, the President and Executive Director of End Citizens United for a live discussion on how we can rid our politics of dark money, protect the right to vote, and save our democracy. I hope you...
  • Dear Friend, Starting today, millions of families across the country will begin receiving periodic payments to help with the costs of raising each of their children. That’s thanks to the major expansion of the Child Tax Credit Democrats in Congress made law earlier this year as part of the American Rescue Plan. Some have called this expansion of...
  • Dear Friend, Our national parks and public lands are incredible places that so many of our families love to visit. But we need to update the infrastructure that supports all those visitors. That’s why I worked so hard to pass the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act into law last year. This new law will invest $1.9 billion each year to finally...
  • Dear Friend, I’m so pleased to report that President Biden just signed my resolution to restore strong EPA methane emissions standards for the oil and gas industry. This is a huge victory in meeting our responsibility to curb greenhouse gas pollution, and it will make a real difference in cleaning up the air over impacted communities in New...
  • Dear Friend, We are facing the most dangerous and overt threat to our democratic system in generations. I just spoke on the Senate Floor about why it is so important for us to pass the For The People Act that to restore Americans’ faith in our elections and in our democracy. The Senate is set to vote on this legislation to protect voting rights...
  • Dear Friend, New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers, whose livelihoods depend on the health of our land and water, are on the frontlines of the climate crisis and know all too well the effects that extreme weather events can have on their operations. Last week, I toured Chispas Farm, a four-acre community-focused farm in Albuquerque’s South Valley, to...
  • Dear Friend, I hope you can take a moment to read and share the Guest Essay that I wrote in The New York Times today about why we need to electrify large parts of the U.S. economy and change the supply of all that electricity from polluting fuels to clean energy. This is one of the surest ways for us to move the needle on climate action right...
  • Dear Friend, I’m so excited to announce that the Santa Fe National Forest is using the Land and Water Conservation Fund to acquire two valuable parcels of land known as the Valley of the Spirit Ranch, which will open up much greater public access to the forest from the Village of Jemez Springs. This is exactly why I led the effort last year to pass...
  • Dear Friend, Veterans deserve more than just words of gratitude for their sacrifice when they return home. They deserve the quality care and benefits they earned. In my new role this Congress as the Chairman of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, I oversee funding for the U.S. Department of...
  • Dear Friend, Memorial Day provides us with an opportunity to pause and reflect on the generations of Americans who selflessly gave their lives to protect our nation. These men and women paid the ultimate sacrifice so all of us can enjoy the freedoms that we cherish. Mere words will never measure up to their incredible contributions to our...
  • Dear Friend, We all know that we need to confront the climate crisis that is already causing catastrophic disasters. Thanks to decades of work by researchers and scientists, we know exactly what we need to do. That’s why I am leading the introduction of the Electrifying America’s Future Resolution to say loud and clear that our climate challenge is...
  • Dear Friend, Our global energy landscape is undergoing a massive transformation. Consumers are demanding cleaner and more affordable sources of energy, and we have an imperative to eliminate the carbon pollution that is already creating catastrophic climate disruptions and impacting public health. New Mexico needs to be ready for this...
  • Dear Friend, As New Mexicans, we know the value of good food and good company—it’s why our local restaurants are such anchors in our community. It’s also why I fought to establish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a new federal program in the American Rescue Plan designed to help our smallest, locally-owned food trucks, bars, and restaurants keep...
  • Dear Friend, The Senate just made a huge down payment on our fight against the climate crisis. We voted to pass the resolution that I am championed to bring back strong EPA standards on methane emissions in the oil and gas industry. This is by far the most significant federal action we have taken in years to confront the climate crisis and reduce...
  • Dear Friend, Tens of thousands of Americans and Filipinos--including many New Mexicans--demonstrated incredible and courageous fortitude during World War II's Bataan Death March. Bataan veterans deserve the recognition of our nation's highest and most distinguished honor for their perseverance and patriotism. That's why I am leading the...
  • Dear Friend, On this Earth Day, I'm proud that President Biden is convening leaders from around the world to the White House for a historic two-day Leaders Summit on Climate. By committing to cut our country's emissions in half by 2030, he is showing that the United States is ready to lead the world once again on climate action. I hope you can take...
  • Dear Friend, In times of crisis, Americans have always embraced service to their nation. Nearly a century ago, during the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps to provide thousands of out-of-work Americans with opportunities to construct trails, campgrounds, visitor centers, and other important...