• Discussing Recovery Efforts At New Moon Lodge Treatment Facility, February 17, 2016 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich visits New Moon Lodge Facility in Ohkay Owingeh to discuss addiction recovery efforts, prescription drug treatment, and hear firsthand from former residents who’ve benefited from the facility’s programs. Senator Heinrich was joined by U.S. Health and Human Services Region Six Director Marjorie Petty and met with Program Director Paul King-Miller, Executive Director of Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Inc. Gil Vigil, and Circle of Life Director Dorothy Forbes.

    • College Affordability Listening Session At Luna Community College, February 19, 2016 »

      U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich hosts a roundtable discussion to hear from students at Luna Community College in Las Vegas, N.M., about college affordability and discuss the importance of ensuring a college education is within reach for all New Mexicans. Senator Heinrich also met with school administrators and instructors and toured the campus’s vocational departments and preschool center. Senator Heinrich is an original cosponsor of America's College Promise Act, which would make two years of community college free and provide an affordable pathway to a four-year college degree for low-income students. He also introduced S. 1998, the Middle Class Creating Higher Education Affordability Necessary to Compete Economically (CHANCE) Act, a bill to increase access to affordable post-secondary education for low- to moderate-income students.

      • Las Vegas Sportsmen Discuss Improving Access To Public Lands, February 19, 2016 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, joined the local community and representatives of hunting, fishing, wildlife, and conservation organizations in Las Vegas, N.M. to discuss improving access to public lands, fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and growing New Mexico's outdoor recreation economy. Senator Heinrich has championed legislation, the HUNT Act, to help identify areas like the Sabinoso Wilderness Area east of Las Vegas that are priorities for sportsmen and other recreational users and find solutions to help open these special outdoor places to the public.

        • New Mexico Small Business Information Meeting, February 18, 2016 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich hosted a small business information meeting at the Albuquerque Convention Center between New Mexico small business owners and the Department of Energy’s Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) to expand economic opportunity across the state. Senator Heinrich was joined by National Nuclear Security Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz USAF (Ret.) and SCMC Director Scott Bissen. The information meeting featured small group workshop sessions and discussions with representatives from Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, and the Small Business Administration.

          • San Felipe Pueblo, February 17, 2016 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich meets with San Felipe Pueblo Governor Michael T. Sandoval, tribal officials, and members from Zia Pueblo to discuss affordable housing, improving tribal education, and infrastructure projects.

            • Convening A Roundtable In Rio Arriba County To Address Heroin And Opioid Crisis, February 17, 2016 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich convenes a roundtable discussion with U.S. Health and Human Services Region Six Director Marjorie Petty and various local stakeholders, including the Rio Arriba Community Health Council, at the Delancey Street Foundation in Ohkay Owingeh to highlight ongoing efforts and ways to better address the heroin and prescription drug crisis in New Mexico. Senator Heinrich also toured the facility where residents have the opportunity to receive treatment and recovery services for addiction. The facility includes a library, woodshop, plants and glass room, and upholstery department.

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