WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after being selected to serve on a conference committee of Senate and House members to finalize legislation boosting America’s economic competitiveness and address supply chain issues:
"We are in a global race that America needs to win. This bill can help build a 21st century economy that fuels scientific research and innovation, creates American jobs, and ultimately lowers costs for families. I look forward to getting to work to ensure the final legislation strengthens American leadership and competitiveness in a way that benefits everyone.
“With our national labs, universities, military installations, and private sector companies that can manufacture the advanced technologies of the future, New Mexico holds much promise to lead the nation in innovation. Our state is uniquely poised to grow its high-technology manufacturing sector. With continued investment in our workforce and groundbreaking research, we will not only create jobs, but we also inspire next generation of STEM leaders and entrepreneurs.”