• 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.

          • MZA Associates Corporation, March 23, 2016 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich visits MZA Associates Corporation in Albuquerque. The company performs Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) research and analysis for a wide range of U.S. government projects.
            • AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide at Santa Fe Community College, March 23, 2016 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) meets with seniors and volunteers with AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program at Santa Fe Community College. The program is the nation's largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. It is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those aged 60 and older. In 2014, more than 35,000 AARP Foundation trained and IRS certified volunteers helped over 2.6 million people file their taxes. In Santa Fe, AARP Tax-Aide operates two sites where nearly 70 tax preparers and 30 other volunteers assist with tasks such as Spanish translation. The primary site is at the Santa Fe Community College and an additional site is located this year at the Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club. Since opening on February 1, the two sites have filed over 4,200 returns and have netted over $7.35 million in tax-return dollars back into the community.
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