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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2017) —U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.,  questioned top intelligence officials, including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence open hearing on Worldwide Threats Thursday. Sen. Heinrich questioned McCabe on whether former FBI Director James Comey had lost the...
  • — by ADAM GOLDMAN and MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    WASHINGTON — The acting director of the F.B.I. contradicted the White House on two major issues on Thursday: the support of rank-and-file agents for the fired F.B.I. chief James B. Comey and the importance of the agency’s investigation into Russian election interference. In a striking repudiation of official White House statements, the...
  • — by Kevin Robinson-Avila
    Massive ray guns that use microwaves to instantaneously down a swarm of incoming enemy drones are approaching prime-time reality, and could propel New Mexico into a leadership role in the next wave of modern defense technology. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base is leading an effort to move such weapons out of the lab and...
  • — by Steve Terrell
    A day after the Trump administration announced it would review the protections of national monuments designated by presidents in the past 21 years, Democratic U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico said stripping those designations would jeopardize jobs and local economies throughout the state and across the United States. National monuments and...
  • — by Walter Rubel
    LAS CRUCES – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both Democrats, answered questions on a wide range of topics for two hours Monday during a town hall meeting that lacked any of the tension or animosity of a meeting held last month by Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce. “We’re all neighbors,” moderator Fred Martino of...
  • — by Ryan Boetel
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If Saturday’s weather was any indicator, the city of Albuquerque is as good a place as any to use the sun for power. Under a cloudless, sunny sky, next to an array of solar panels at the Albuquerque Fire Department Fire Academy that power several city buildings, City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton, along with...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    Building a wall and making hardworking American families foot the bill through tariffs or trade wars is simply not a viable policy and doesn't reflect the security needs of our border communities or our economy. Instead of throwing taxpayers' money at President Trump's border wall, we should make smart investments to improve infrastructure on the...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    In New Mexico, thousands of jobs and a sizable portion of the state’s economy are supported by the oil and gas industry, which plays a critical role in meeting our nation’s energy needs. The industry has been a driving force for southeastern New Mexico, which is why when oil was trading as low as 30 dollars a barrel, it was a big hit to...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    Last month I visited the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque on the same day that it was evacuated because of a bomb threat. This was the JCC’s second bomb threat within three weeks. These alarming incidents in Albuquerque and across the country aim to introduce fear into our communities and must not be tolerated. During my tour of the JCC...
  • — 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...
  • MSNBC's Brian Williams talks to Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) about House GOP Intel. Chair Nunes sharing information with Pres. Trump. 
  • — 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...