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  • Dear Friend, There’s been a major development with the SunZia Wind and Transmission Project, the largest clean energy infrastructure project in U.S. history:  Thanks to a major labor agreement reached last week, the SunZia transmission line will be constructed by union members.   As the proud son of an IBEW lineman, I know what these types of...
  • Dear Friend, From Aztec and Farmington, New Mexico to El Paso, Parkland, Pittsburgh, Uvalde, Lewiston, and most recently Las Vegas the number of Americans killed in mass shootings has been horrific. This year alone, there have been around two mass shootings per day. That’s unconscionable. Last week, I introduced a new, pragmatic approach to saving...
  • Dear Friend,    Senator Dennis Chávez’s dedication to the people of New Mexico and to our country left behind a profound legacy. I was proud to lead the legislation to rename the U.S. Post Office in Belén in his honor as a small token of gratitude.   PHOTO: From Left: DeChellie Gray, Senior Field Representative for Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury,...
  • Dear Friend,   As a young Marine infantryman, Antonio Sanchez of Albuquerque served our country in Vietnam. When he returned home to New Mexico, he placed all of his uniforms, his service medals, and his discharge papers into a duffel bag that was stolen back in the early 1980s.   Mr. Sanchez wanted to retrieve his service awards so he could pass...
  • Dear Friend, Few sacrifices are as selfless as those that our nation’s service members and their families make in defense of our country. We owe our nation’s veterans and military families much more than a debt of gratitude or mere words on days like today. We owe them action.   That’s why I believe one of my most important responsibilities as New...
  • Dear Friend, Last month, I visited with Governor Michael Chavarria and his staff at Santa Clara Pueblo to see how much progress the Pueblo has made in restoring Santa Clara Canyon, a cultural landscape that has sustained their community for generations.    PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich meets with Santa Clara Pueblo Governor Michael Chavarria,...
  • Dear Friend, The stunning underground limestone formations in Carlsbad Caverns National Park—which celebrated its 100th anniversary this week—are the result of hundreds of millions of years of geology. For a century, the National Park Service has worked to protect these amazing resources and welcome visitors from all around the world to walk...
  • Dear Friend, Last year at a Farmington Stand Down event, Bloomfield veteran James Campbell was volunteering at the American Legion Post 93 table. He approached my constituent services staff who were also there and shared that he was experiencing difficulties with his VA disability claim. Mr. Campbell served in the Navy for eight years in the late...
  • Dear Friend, Indigenous Peoples’ Day calls on us to celebrate the enduring strength and resilience of Tribal Nations, honor the significant contributions and diverse cultures of Tribal communities, and acknowledge the painful history of how Native people have been treated over the centuries.   Whether it’s fighting to outlaw the export of Native...
  • Dear Friend,   Over the last century, New Mexicans have built a proven track record of powering our country. I know we can do it again.   Passing the Inflation Reduction Act was the single greatest step we have ever taken to build the clean energy future our children deserve.   But to deliver all of the clean energy produced in New Mexico to...
  • Dear Friend, We have a lot of work to do to address climate change and build our clean energy future. Many New Mexicans are eager to be the heroes in this story. We need to invest in them. This week, I chaired a Joint Economic Committee hearing focused on growing the economy of the future by job training for the clean energy transition. Witnesses...
  • Dear Friend,   The Buffalo Tract is clearly the wrong place for a gravel mine. The environmental impacts on a landscape that many New Mexicans treasure would be irreparable. That’s why I am pleased the Biden administration is heeding the calls of New Mexicans who have stood united in defense of the Buffalo Tract for well over a decade.   This...
  • Dear Friend, New Mexico competes best when we compete as ourselves. Albuquerque is not Austin or Raleigh-Durham. New Mexico is not New York or California. Our people, our history, and our environment are unlike anywhere else. And we should embrace that. This morning, in a speech to the Albuquerque Economic Forum, I laid out my vision for an...
  • Dear Friend, When President Biden arrived in New Mexico this week, I hand delivered a letter to him urging additional investments and forward-looking missions at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis. I hope you can take a moment to watch and share the KOB story below about how New Mexico’s Congressional Delegation is fighting to secure a strong future...
  • Dear Friend, It was an honor to welcome President Joe Biden back to the Land of Enchantment this week to highlight how we are successfully delivering opportunities and growing our economy. The President visited the new Arcosa Wind Towers manufacturing facility in Belén, which is creating 250 advanced manufacturing and trades careers in Valencia...
  • Dear Friend, Today is the 3-year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act becoming law. I was proud to lead the effort to pass this bipartisan law to fix long-running maintenance challenges on our public lands and fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich fishes in the Valles Caldera...
  • Dear Friend, The heartache of losing a loved one to the opioid epidemic is not new to New Mexico families. But the danger has grown with the magnitude and lethality of fentanyl making its way into our schools and communities. Earlier this month, I talked with health care providers in the Española Valley about their work helping those recover from...
  • Dear Friend, In the past two years, we have delivered billions to New Mexico for infrastructure projects that will improve our communities and create high-quality jobs that will help New Mexicans build their families. Earlier this month, I was proud to welcome Mitch Landrieu—President Biden’s Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation...
  • Dear Friend, America’s demand for clean, reliable, and affordable energy is growing. If we want to meet the full scale of this opportunity, we need to go further and faster in building the transmission lines that will deliver cleanly generated electrons to our homes and businesses. Projects like the recently approved SunZia Transmission and Wind...
  • Dear Friend, Last week, I was proud to celebrate the memory and service of the late Korean War veteran, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Roy Tachias. It was an honor to help the Tachias family obtain the medals and awards Sgt. Tachias had earned but never received. On November 7, 1950, then-Private Roy Tachias distinguished himself during a...