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  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia serves as a leading training site for the brave men and women who are our nation’s front line of defense. Over 500 dedicated FLETC staff in Artesia work hard every day to make sure that law enforcement agents from across the United States get the best quality training. I have...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    In New Mexico, our livelihoods are rooted in our open spaces. Families have long histories of using our public lands for hiking, hunting, fishing and other outdoor traditions, both new and old. New Mexicans also share an unwavering commitment to protecting our natural heritage for our children and for all future generations, and know firsthand that...
  • — by Artesia Daily Press Staff
    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump raising concerns about potential cuts to airport security and Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, particularly the FLETC in Artesia. The Trump Administration is considering cuts to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) programs such as the...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    I would like to congratulate the Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber on celebrating 25 years of service and leadership. The Chamber continues to play an integral role in supporting existing small businesses, while fostering new business development. Many businesses in southern New Mexico depend on the region’s proximity to Mexico, one...
  • — by KRQE News 13
    WASHINGTON (KRQE) – Members of Congress, including New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich are joining forces to stop the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs. “It is happening because it can happen. The goal of pharmaceutical companies: make as much profit as they can and to hell with the needs of American people,” Sen. Bernie...
  • — by Rebecca Atkins
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.(KRQE) – The Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque has been no stranger to bomb threats, which are being made to JCC’s across the nation. Just last week, the Albuquerque JCC had their second bomb threat in two weeks. “It’s been the goals of our enemies to disrupt us, but we are...
  • — by Michael Coleman
    U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, who was criticized by some fellow Democrats last month for opposing a measure that would make it easier to buy inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada, on Tuesday backed a new drug importation bill, saying it addresses his concerns about safety. The bill announced at a press conference Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol...
  • — by Cody Hooks
    Heinrich speaks to a packed house at Taos Mesa Brewing. Photo: KATHARINE EGLI With the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership packed as it was the morning of Feb. 21, you might think a big-name band was rolling through town. Instead, folks were gathered to hear U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, speak about the importance of public lands and the fight to...
  • — by Ryan Boetel
    Rana Al-Shaikli, an Iraqi refugee who made it to Albuquerque last year after seven years of trying to get a visa, said through an interpreter that she’s been seeing a therapist for stress, as she and her two children are separated from her husband, who is in Turkey and can’t get an immigration interview. Hussein, an Iraqi in America on...
  • — by Chris Guardaro
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “I don't know what's going to happen. What is next?” Rana Said, a refugee from Baghdad, told us. Uncertainty looms over those affected by President Donald Trump's pending travel ban. Said sought asylum after war reached Baghdad. Her status is pending. She says she is unable to see her family she left...
  • — by Philip Bump
    Close observers of the 2016 election will remember that, on occasion, President Trump liked to draw attention to his opponent’s security practices as a way of criticism. There was, you may recall, something about an email server. “Hillary Clinton … sent classified information, even during her travels overseas, jeopardizing the...
  • — by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Martin Heinrich
    The United States has been unwavering in its commitment to Israel’s security. We and other leaders have worked together to address the myriad challenges Israel faces, including terrorism, incitement, de-legitimization efforts and regional instability. Previous administrations have consistently enhanced this assistance and...
  • — by Rebecca Moss
    Congressional Democrats including New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are pushing back against the Trump administration to prevent it from interfering with scientific research and publicly available information. The state’s senators are among 27 co-sponsors of a bill introduced into Congress this week that would amend the 1998...
  • — by Royale Dá
    Washington, D.C. — New Mexico senators read a letter on the senate floor today even though one of their democratic colleagues was silenced for doing the same thing. The letter - written by Coretta Scott King in the 1980's - criticized Jeff Sessions record on voting rights when he was a federal prosecutor. He's a republican senator who...
  • — by Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats want to block President Trump from using personal information collected under an Obama-era program to round up and deport some immigrants.   Eight Democrats — led by Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico — are introducing legislation to prohibit the Trump administration from using information collected under...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    New Mexico makes enormous contributions to our nation as the only state that hosts two national security laboratories and the only site in America to permanently dispose of defense-generated transuranic nuclear waste. Sites across the country like Los Alamos here in New Mexico, and Hanford and Oak Ridge in Washington and Tennessee, contributed to...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    Addiction to prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin is a growing public health epidemic that’s taking a heartbreaking toll on families and communities across the country. For years, without adequate treatment resources, communities in New Mexico have suffered through some of the highest rates of opioid and heroin addiction and overdose...
  • — by J.R. Logan
    TAOS — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., had a strong response to a Utah congressman’s recent suggestion that President-elect Donald Trump should undo national monument designations. “Any admin that tries to reverse 100-year history of #PublicLands that belong to every American, is going to have to do it over my dead body,”...
  • — by Stephen Fox / Santa Fe Resident
    Regarding Sen. Martin Heinrich’s letter to President Obama requesting that he rescind Monday’s eviction at Standing Rock: This is a very welcome breakthrough. With Heinrich’s leadership, other senators and Congress members will step forward. I also predict that the “arbitrary” date of Dec. 5 will be overturned by the...
  • — by Steve Block
    Dr. Don Belknap, an Emergency Room physician at Raton’s Miners’ Colfax Medical Center, said that when he first started there five years ago the hospital might see 15 patients on an average day. Last Thursday the hospital saw 31 patients. U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., was clearly impressed by that increase and by the hardworking...