Photos

  • Honoring Vietnam War Veteran George Perez, May 6, 2016 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich hosted a flag presentation ceremony to honor Vietnam War veteran George Perez for his service to our nation and commitment to serve other fellow veterans. Mr. Perez is a volunteer at Disabled American Veterans in Albuquerque, where he works to connect veterans to earned benefits. Senator Heinrich is committed to ensuring the United States keeps its promises to our men and women in uniform. Senator Heinrich worked to pass Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations bill to help the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) make critical steps toward eliminating the veterans claims backlog.

    • New Mexico PTA's 101st Annual Convention, May 6, 2016 »

      U.S. Senator Heinrich speaks at the New Mexico PTA's 101st Annual Convention. The event featured local speakers, informative workshops, and recognized NMPTA Proud! Awards winners. Last year, Senator Heinrich worked to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The ESSA eliminates Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), which placed one-size-fits-all benchmarks on schools, and replaces it with a State-designed accountability system.

      • Touring Descartes Labs In Los Alamos To Discuss Technology Transfer, May 5, 2016 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the start-up tech company Descartes Labs. The company uses satellite imagery with deep learning networks to provide real-time analysis and predictions of agriculture production, such as corn harvest, and energy infrastructure development. Descartes Labs' core technology was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory using U.S. Department of Energy's Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) funding, a strategic research and development program that is critical to maintaining the scientific vitality of the national laboratories. Descartes is a prime example of technology transfer in action and serves as a great model of a local start-up successfully attracting and retaining talent in New Mexico.

        • Announcing $25 Million For Military Technology Manufacturing at Aquila, May 2, 2016 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, announced $25 million in federal funding for an Albuquerque company, Aquila, to boost military technology manufacturing in New Mexico. The funding, which was made available by the U.S. Army, will allow Aquila to produce 2,860 radiation kit readers and 282,000 dosimeters for the Army National Guard. These dosimeters are wrist-worn devices servicemembers use to measure ionizing radiation in order to detect exposure. Senator Heinrich led the effort to secure this federal investment, which will protect the health and safety of our uniformed military and help support and maintain local jobs in New Mexico.

          • Sportsmen Forum in Deming, May 1, 2016 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, hosts a forum with sportsmen and outdoor recreation enthusiasts in Deming to highlight the final Senate passage of key provisions of the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act.

            • Touring New Mexico's Bootheel Border Region, April 30, 2016 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) toured the U.S.-Mexico border in the Bootheel region of southern New Mexico with U.S. Border Patrol. In response to concerns raised recently by residents of Hidalgo County about border security, Senator Heinrich is calling for additional resources and equipment to help local Border Patrol agents more effectively patrol the region's vast rugged terrain. During his visit to the region, Senator Heinrich met with Hidalgo County Ranchers Judy Keeler and Levi Klump at the Klump Ranch in Animas. He then had lunch with Hidalgo County Sheriff Warren D. Walter at Camp Garza, Animas. Senator Heinrich spent the rest of the day with U.S. Border Patrol agents at Camp Garza and touring the border region.

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