• 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.

      • Santa Fe VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, August, 26, 2014 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich visits the new Santa Fe VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to get a firsthand look at the clinic, which is more than double the size of the old clinic, and will provide better access to veterans with disabilities, offer more parking, and provide improved primary care and mental health services. Senator Heinrich has advocated for much-needed improvements to the quality of care and chronic infrastructure problems at VA clinics across New Mexico.

        • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Town Hall Meeting, August 11, 2014 »

          Senator Heinrich joins Department of Energy Secretary Moniz for a town hall meeting in Carlsbad to discuss recovery efforts and address questions and concerns from the community stemming from the truck fire and subsequent radiation release at WIPP.
          • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant With U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, August 12, 2014 »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joined U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for an "all hands" employee meeting and surface tour of the site. WIPP operations have been halted since the radiation release at WIPP earlier this year. Following the release, Senators Tom Udall and Heinrich and Congressman Steve Pearce invited Moniz to visit WIPP to see the facility up close and talk directly with employees and community members. The cause of the release is still being investigated, and the lawmakers are working to ensure funding is available for recovery. Throughout the visit, the lawmakers underscored the importance of getting WIPP reopened safely, and they highlighted how important WIPP is to the community and to national defense.

            • Economic Development Roundtable in Hobbs, August 12, 2014 »

              Senator Heinrich joins Hobbs Mayor Sam Cobb and a dynamic group of community leaders for a roundtable discussion on economic development - including industry growth and quality of life initiatives in Lea County.

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