• 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference, September 26, 2016 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich attends the eighth White House Tribal Nations Conference hosted by President Obama to provide tribal leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes with the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Senator Heinrich met with tribal leaders and government officials to discuss issues of critical importance to Indian Country, including the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill he introduced to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking tribal cultural patrimony.
    • Enhancing U.S. Airport and Mass Transit Security, August 26, 2016 »

      U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich is joined by Director Roderick Allison, of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the Albuquerque International Sunport to highlight a legislative measure the senator led to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security. The measure was included in the bipartisan, bicameral Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension. Senator Heinrich led the effort to expand the number of Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams from the current 31 to as many as 60, to enhance the security presence in pre-screening airport areas and other transportation facilities, especially in non-secure "soft" target areas at airports like check-in and baggage claim areas. The measure also updates federal security programs to provide active shooter training for law enforcement and increase the presence of federal security teams with bomb-sniffing canines at these non-secure areas.
      • La Clinica de Familia's Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Center in Las Cruces, August 24, 2016 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) toured La Clinica de Familia's (LCDF) Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Center in Las Cruces, which helps care for children while their parents work or further their education at New Mexico State University and Doña Ana Community College. He took time to read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" to the children.
        • Mesilla Valley Community of Hope In Las Cruces, August 24, 2016 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) convenes a roundtable discussion at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH) to discuss how Las Cruces became the first community in New Mexico to achieve functional zero for veteran homelessness. Senator Heinrich met with local and federal agency representatives, advocates, and individuals who were helped out of homelessness to highlight MVCH's services, including case management, disability and income assistance, and housing assistance.
          • La Semilla's Farm Fresh Mobile Farmers' Market Ribbon Cutting in Las Cruces, August 24, 2016. »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) participates in the ribbon cutting for La Semilla's Farm Fresh Mobile Farmers' Market in Las Cruces, August 24, 2016. Using a retrofitted school bus, La Semilla will transport produce from local farms, including their own farm, to communities without access to healthy and affordable food options. This community-driven effort will combat food insecurity, increase access to healthy foods for families and children throughout Doña Ana County, and support the local agriculture industry.
            • 2016 Energy Summit in Albuquerque, August 23, 2016 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, hosted the 2016 Energy Summit: Energy Storage Strategies for Industry & National Security in Albuquerque. The event brought together more than 200 industry leaders, scientists, grid and national security experts, and featured presentations and panel discussions with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, Sandia National Laboratories, Tesla, SolarCity, AES Energy Storage, the California Independent System Operator, Global Energy Storage Alliance, Energy Storage Association, and the San Francisco Department of the Environment.
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