• Veterans Day in Chaves and Lincoln Counties, November 11, 2015 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich commemorates Veterans Day in Chaves and Lincoln Counties. He joins veterans and military families in Roswell for the annual New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Veterans Day Breakfast on campus at the Bates Dining Hall, and celebrates the groundbreaking of the Fort Stanton State Veterans' Cemetery with the Lincoln County Community. Senator Heinrich also discusses ways to support veteran-owned bussinesses and is briefed about the challenges veterans and servicemembers who own small businesses face when they are are deployed for duty at El Charro Tortilla Factory in Roswell.

    • La Cosecha Dual Language Conference, November 6, 2015 »

      U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich met with students participating in the annual La Cosecha Dual Language Conference Student Leadership Institute. This year's program brought together more than 200 students in 8th-12th grades and their families to engage in positive youth-driven school projects. Senator Heinrich discussed how critical dual language and leadership skills are for building stronger communities. He also spoke at La Cosecha Dual Language Conference’s Parents Dinner where he discussed the provisions he included in the Every Child Achieves Act to strengthen dual language programs. There are currently more than 50,000 students in New Mexico participating in programs for English learners.

      • Touring the Villa Myriam Coffee Roasting Facility, November 6, 2015 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Villa Myriam coffee roasting facility, a family owned small business in Albuquerque. The company is owned by brothers David and Juan Certain who grow the coffee beans on their grandfather's farm in Colombia, and then roast and distribute the coffee from their facility in Albuquerque. In 2013, they opened Villa Myriam with help from the South Valley Economic Development Center, a business incubator that has been funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The company also owns The Brew by Villa Myriam, a coffee shop in downtown Albuquerque, and has recently launched its Nitro Cold Brew coffee drink that is now being distributed at more than 200 locations throughout New Mexico. During the tour, Senator Heinrich also met with Villa Myriam partners Mother Road Mobile Canning, The Loan Fund, and Caveman Coffee Co.

        • Discussing Tech Transfer At Aquila Technologies, November 6, 2015 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Aquila Group facility in Albuquerque where he was briefed about recent tech transfer projects and partnerships between Aquila and Sandia National Laboratories. During the tour, Senator Heinrich saw demonstrations of projects used to detect anthrax and create solar film. Aquila staff also discussed their cooling technology used in high performance computing clusters.

          • Tech Transfer Roundtable with U.S. Senators Barabara Mikulski and Tom Udall in Albuquerque, October 14, 2015 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich highlights tech transfer and shares Sandia National Labs and Los Alamos National Laboratory's crucial work with U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski.

            • Picuris Pueblo, October 13, 2015 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours Picaris Pueblo’s new fire station and charcoal business which comes from efforts to remove hazardous fuel to prevent wildfire. Senator Heinrich also discusses the pueblo’s work to expand solar.

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