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  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    For the first time in our nation’s history, the total amount of student loan debt has exceeded the total amount of credit card debt. This very real problem weighs heavily on New Mexico families. Last year, Congress narrowly stopped a student loan interest rate hike from going into effect. As a result, undergraduate students borrowing this...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Senator Tom Udall
    More than 100 years ago, a New Mexican named Edgar Lee Hewett drafted a piece of legislation that would become known as the Antiquities Act. Many know that Republican Congressman John F. Lacey sponsored and passed this legislation and that President Teddy Roosevelt signed it and put it to great effect. Nearly every president since then, on both...
  • — by Chris Ramirez
    By every definition, Roy Hopper is an American war hero. He stormed the beaches of Normandy in June, 1944. He was captured by the Nazis and held a prisoner of war. For his service, he was awarded several medals including the prestigious Bronze Star. Roy is hospitalized at the VA hospital in Albuquerque after a terrible fall in late April. While in...
  • — by Janessa Maxilom
    As the stars and stripes were hoisted from half-staff to the top of a flag poll during the Tularosa Memorial Day observance, a solemn silence of reverence for the nation's fallen ensued. On Monday, American Legion Post 108 and the Friends of Historic Tularosa organizations hosted their annual Memorial Day observance ceremony at the Tularosa...
  • — by Kayla Ayres
    Forty-nine senators signed off on a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to push to rename the team to show “that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports.” The Redskins name controversy has been going on for years. Owner Dan Snyder has refused to change the team’s name and Goodell has defended...
  • — by Phil Taylor
    President Obama's plan to designate a 500,000-acre national monument in southern New Mexico today will not impede the government's ability to secure the Mexican border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The CBP statement refutes claims by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and a local New Mexican sheriff that the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks...
  • — by Rita Daniels
    With college graduation right around the corner some New Mexico lawmakers are drawing attention to a bill in Congress that would allow people to refinance their old student loans with the federal government for lower interest rates. So far 32 lawmakers have signed onto the measure, including New Mexico’s Senator Martin Heinrich, who says the...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    New Mexico’s border region has always helped drive the state’s economy. As the state continues to grow as an international trade center, our ports of entry, including the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, not only help keep the nation safe and secure, but also strengthen the diversity of our economy. To continue that growth, we must ensure...
  • — by ICTMN Staff
    This is a press release from the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks Coalition.  Leaders from five Native American tribes—Ysleta de Sur Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo, Jemez Pueblo and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe—recently toured several sacred sites in the proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico. The...
  • — by Susan Dunlap
    SILVER CITY >> U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich discussed national security and surveillance with students from Silver High and student loans with students from WNMU as part of a full day of events Wednesday in Silver City. Heinrich also met with the NM Green Chamber of Commerce's southwest chapter, the Volunteer Center and the Wellness...
  • — by Kim Vallez
    The senators will tour Arizona and New Mexico this week. Among the stops are the Apache-Sitgreaves, Gila National Forest and Luna, where the Wallow Fire burn scar remains. The 2011 blaze was the largest in Arizona’s history, burning nearly 860 square miles there, and eventually making its way across the New Mexico border. The tour is aimed at...
  • — by Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
    Not long after former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden last May released documents revealing that the NSA was secretly collecting and analyzing bulk telephone data – including from millions of Americans – New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich made known his strong opposition to the practice. In October, Heinrich, a...
  • — by Zachary Pavlik
    For U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., the government should strive to enhance national security without infringing on privacy rights. On Friday morning, Heinrich addressedUNM students on the topic of cyber security, describing it as a vital field in need of reform. “We need to reign in the dragline approach to surveillance and focus on...
  • — by Donald Jaramillo
    CIBOLA COUNTY – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich arrived in Grants midday Monday, March 17, and was on his way out of Grants on Wednesday at 11 a.m. “Being back in Grants and the surrounding area during the last several days was incredibly productive,” said Heinrich on Wednesday on his way out of Milan at Mount Taylor Manufacturing....
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstone of a thriv­ing community. If we truly want to create and expand small businesses, we must invest in the next genera­tion of entrepreneurs and business leaders. One of the ways to do that is to keep our com­mitment to improving educational and work force training...
  • — by Charles D. Brunt
    An agency at Kirtland Air Force Base, charged with rapidly developing and fielding smaller and cheaper satellites that can be of immediate use to combat commanders, has a new mission that should keep it at Kirtland for at least several more years, according to U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich’s office. The Operationally Responsive Space Office, set...
  • — by Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
    New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich is right on target in his criticism of the Central Intelligence Agency over two important issues. First, the CIA refuses to declassify a Senate report on the agency’s past detention and interrogation tactics that included waterboarding. Second, the CIA may have been spying on the U.S. senators who looked into...
  • — by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
    I still remember my first job like it was yesterday. I worked as a busboy at a local family restaurant, during our small-town fair. While the job only lasted a few days, I can still recall how incredibly proud I was that I earned a few dollars. I must have done something right, because the next year, that same family hired me to bus tables and wash...
  • — by Rob Capriccioso
    Mike Connor has been confirmed to become the Obama administration’s next deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior, the number two position at the agency under Secretary Sally Jewell. Connor was confirmed February 27 by a vote of 97 to 0 in the Senate. “Mike is exactly the right person to help lead this...