WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced his new committee assignments for the 118th Congress, including being selected to be the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.
This will be Senator Heinrich's second Congress serving on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and his sixth Congress serving on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.
All committee memberships have been agreed upon by the Democratic Conference and are subject to ratification by the full Senate.
Senator Heinrich released the following statement:
“Last Congress was one of the most productive sessions in recent history. I was proud to deliver investments in our state that will have a real impact on New Mexicans.
“This Congress I will continue focusing on lowering costs for Americans, creating and supporting good-paying jobs, improving public safety, increasing access to quality health care, and taking on the climate crisis. We have a lot of work to do and I’m ready to get it done.
“As Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, I will continue to advocate for policies that put the well-being of our families and children first - an economy where every child has a fair shot at success. That includes supporting local and state economies as they prepare for a resilient future and delivering resources for strong rural and tribal economies.
“As the power dynamics shift in Congress, my commitment to delivering meaningful results for the people of New Mexico remains the same. We need to focus on getting the work done, not partisan rhetoric. Together, I know that we can achieve common goals that improve the lives of every American, and every New Mexican.”