Photos

  • Santa Fe Brewing Company, August 26, 2014 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Santa Fe Brewing Company to discuss the microbrewery industry's impact on New Mexico's economy. The senator was joined by USDA Rural Development Director Terry Brunner during the tour. Senator Heinrich is a cosponsor of the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act, a bill aimed at promoting small breweries through a series of tax incentives. The craft brewing industry is one of the fastest growing industries in New Mexico employing 3,600 people and generating $61 million in state and local taxes. The Santa Fe Brewing Company has been an innovator in New Mexico's brewing industry and recently utilized U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to install solar panels for energy efficiency, and jump-start a small hops farm in Riconada to use in its products.
    • Qynergy, August 28, 2014 »

      U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours Qynergy, a company that collaborates with inventors, customers, industry partners, and research centers to identify innovative technology and mature it to be ready for low volume manufacturing. Senator Heinrich -- who is the only engineer in the Senate -- is a strong proponent of technology-transfer and commercialization.

      • Central New Mexico Community College STEMulus Center, August 27, 2014 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours Central New Mexico Community College's STEMulus Center, an education and training center in downtown Albuquerque offering students the opportunity to gain skills to compete in a global economy.

        • Herbs, Etc. Manufacturing Facility, August 26, 2014 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Congressional Dietary Supplements Caucus, tours the Herbs, Etc. manufacturing facility. Herbs, Etc. is a small, certified organic retail store based in Santa Fe that serves as a research and development center in addition to offering vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies, and essential oils to the community.

          • Santa Fe Watershed, August 26, 2014 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Santa Fe Watershed to discuss drought, water management, and wildfire prevention with Mayor Javier Gonzales and City and U.S. Forest Service officials. The Santa Fe Watershed is composed of two reservoirs that provide Santa Fe residents and businesses with water. Senator Heinrich, who serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has been pushing to reform federal wildfire policy by funding major wildfires the same way as other natural disasters, while freeing up funding to prevent future fires. During a recent committee hearing, he recognized important catastrophic wildfire prevention programs in New Mexico, including hazardous fuel reduction, stewardship contracting, and watershed restoration.

            • Institute of American Indian Arts, August 26, 2014 »

              U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe. He was on campus to meet with faculty, staff, and students and to highlight the work the institute does to advance higher education among Native American youth. The IAIA's 15,000 square-foot Welcome Center was completed in 2014 using funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Tribal College Initiative Community Facility grants. In 2013, Senator Heinrich introduced the Building Upon Unique Indian Learning and Development Act, which creates incentives to encourage educational success throughout Indian Country.

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