• Heinrich, Gov. Lujan Grisham, Tribal Leaders, Trust For Public Land Celebrate Protection Of Historic L Bar Property, Expansion Of Marquez Wildlife Area »

    On Wednesday, June 29, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Tribal leaders, and Trust for Public Land, came together at the Laguna Pueblo Dancing Eagle Event Center to celebrate the expansion of the Marquez Wildlife Area in New Mexico. Earlier this month, Trust for Public Land announced the acquisition of two adjoining properties that make up the L Bar project and the phased conveyance of the 54,000 acres to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to become part of the adjacent Marquez Wildlife Area. With this acquisition, the Marquez Wildlife Area will be the largest state-owned recreation property in New Mexico. The L Bar property will formally open to the public at a future date.
    • Heinrich Announces Halt of Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission Process, N.M. Veteran Community-Based Outpatient Clinics No Longer in Jeopardy »

      On Monday, June 27, 2022, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich was joined by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center for a media availability to discuss their efforts to strengthen care and support for New Mexico veterans. Today, Sen. Heinrich joined a bipartisan group of Senators to announce their collective opposition to the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission process moving forward in the Senate, which signifies the end of the AIR Commission.
      • Heinrich Highlights Bill to Authorize Stronger Investments In Early Childhood Education, Child Care »

        On Monday, June 27, 2022, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) was in Albuquerque highlighting his legislation to authorize investments in early childhood education and child care with parents, teachers, and community members. Senator Heinrich introduced the New Mexico Education Enhancement Act, a bill to provide federal approval for the State of New Mexico’s proposal to invest Land Grant Permanent Fund dollars into early childhood education. In March 2021, the New Mexico Legislature passed House Joint Resolution 1 (HJR1), a historic resolution that will propose a state constitutional amendment to the voters to invest the state’s permanent funds in early childhood education programs. This change to the state’s constitution requires proposed authorization at the federal level from Congress, as well as approval from New Mexico voters.
        • Heinrich Visits ZiaMet MesoNet Weather Monitoring Network, Highlights $1.8 Million In Federal Funding »

          On Thursday, June 2, 2022, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with New Mexico state climatologist Dr. Dave Dubois to discuss how $1.8 million he secured is support data collection through the ZiaMet MesoNet Weather Monitoring Network. This state-wide network monitors surface weather conditions and sub-surface soil conditions and is based out of New Mexico State University.
          • Heinrich Visits Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office, Gets Look at New Rapid DNA Technology »

            On Thursday, June 2, 2022, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) visited the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office to see how $350,000 in federal funding he secured for its Rapid DNA program is helping law enforcement reduce crime and increase public safety. Rapid DNA technology allows the crime lab to quickly and accurately identify suspects and victims.
            • Heinrich Visits Turner Ranch, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge »

              On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and USFWS Director Martha Williams toured the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and discussed Great American Outdoors Act funding for the new visitor’s center, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and water rights, and the Bolson Tortoise program at the Turner Ranch.
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