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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held a hearing, "United States Special Operations Command's Efforts to Transform the Force for Future Security Challenges." Below is the opening statement of Ranking Member Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) as prepared for delivery. Let me begin...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. ET/9:30 a.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is partnering with the American Library Association (ALA) to host a panel on improving access to high-speed internet in Tribal and rural communities. Senator Heinrich will be a featured speaker and highlight...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the chemical attack in Syria: "When any country chooses to ignore the international norms against the use of chemical weapons, they have made a deeply immoral decision with worldwide implications...
  • (U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Tours Sagamore Wind Project and Roosevelt Wind Farm in Dora, N.M., April 5, 2018)  WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) toured the future site of the Sagamore Wind Project, which will be the largest wind farm in New Mexico's history, and the Roosevelt Wind Farm in Dora,...
  • — by Jamie Cushman
    DORA — Wind was on the minds of some Roosevelt County residents on Thursday, but not because their hats were flying off. Landowner Bill Rush touted the economic benefits that come from the energy-producing turbines on the Roosevelt Wind Farm and the planned Sagamore Wind Project, both south of Portales. Rush thanked U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich,...
  • — by Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two U.S. senators have joined fellow Democrats and environmentalists in calling for the embattled chief of the Environmental Protection Agency to resign. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich issued statements Thursday, taking aim at Scott Pruitt’s policy decisions and recent suggestions that he...
  • — by Rick Abasta
    Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., stopped in Gallup April 2 to announce the Degrees Not Debt Act and to support the construction of the Gallup Veterans Cemetery. During his visit, he spoke to fellow democrats at the Jim Harlin Community Pantry about his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Heinrich said voters of the region should cast their ballots...
  • — by Matthew Reichbach
    U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall said Thursday that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt should resign. The two Democrats are the latest elected official to say the scandal-ridden administrator should not be in charge of the agency. “Scott Pruitt has been surrounded by ethical problems and has failed to...
  • — by Kyle Chancellor
    GALLUP — College students currently graduate with degrees as well as mountains of debt — but a new bill is aimed at easing the burden of student loans in our nation. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced for the first time Monday new legislation titled “Degrees Not Debt,” in front of students from Middle College High...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement calling for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign: "Scott Pruitt has been surrounded by ethical problems and has failed to take the core mission of the Environmental Protection Agency seriously. He has been plagued by conflicts of...
  •   (U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Tours Sceye, Inc. in Roswell, N.M., April 4, 2018)  WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) toured the development and assembly facility of Sceye, Inc., an aerospace company headquartered at the Roswell International Air Center. Sceye, Inc. develops technologies to better the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will be in Dora to tour the Sagamore Wind Project site, which will be the largest wind farm in New Mexico's history, and the Roosevelt Wind Farm. Senator Heinrich will visit the Sagamore Wind Project site with representatives from Xcel...
  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) convened a roundtable at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce to highlight opportunities for local small businesses to work with national labs in New Mexico. The roundtable included Hispano Chamber President Ernie C’deBaca, Sandia National Labs Director Steve Younger, U.S. Small...
  • — by Kevin Robinson-Avila
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. military recently tested a new, high-powered microwave weapon built by Raytheon in New Mexico to down swarms of incoming drones and missiles. Raytheon successfully demonstrated the system in December during an Army exercise at Fort Sill, Ok., where the ground-based weapon shot down 33 unmanned aerial vehicles with...
  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) presented a Congressional Silver Medal in a historic ceremony to the family of the late Navajo Code Talker Adolph Nagurski, who earned the medal for his service but never received it.  PHOTOS: Heinrich Presents Navajo Code Talker Medal At Historic Ceremony In...
  • — by Rick Nathanson
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For years, World War II Navajo Code Talker Adolph Nagurski didn’t talk much about his war experiences. In fact, his son, Benjamin Nagurski, said, “I didn’t know my dad had been in the Marines until maybe the 1970s, when it was finally revealed there were such things as Code Talkers.” For the past...
  • — by Michael Coleman
    As hundreds of thousands of American schoolchildren prepared to rally for gun law reform in Washington, Albuquerque and other U.S. cities late last month, Sen. Martin Heinrich marveled at the students’ power to change the national conversation. “It’s had more impact than anything I’ve seen in my years in elected...
  • WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced a resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States. This resolution...
  • (U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich meets with students from Middle College High School at UNM Gallup to launch his Degrees Not Debt Initiative, April 2, 2018.) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) launched his Degrees Not Debt initiative with students at Middle College High School on the UNM Gallup campus by unveiling...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, April 2, 2018, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will be in Gallup to launch his Degrees Not Debt initiative and tour the site for the new Gallup Veterans Cemetery. At 10 a.m., Senator Heinrich will announce the Degrees Not Debt Act with students and faculty at Gallup Middle College High School....