WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement today on President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal:
"Recognizing that our nation's deficit has been cut by two-thirds since 2009, the president's budget proposal acknowledges that it's time to propel our economic recovery forward by investing in our country again. To that end, I am very interested in his proposal to build a 21st century infrastructure to create jobs and improve our nation's competitiveness.
"I'm pleased that the president prioritizes leveling the playing field for hard-working American families, with a focus on increasing access to education at all levels, closing tax loopholes for powerful special interests, and making key investments in innovation and infrastructure to create jobs.
"The president's proposed funding levels for our national labs, military installations, and WIPP are good starting points, but I will continue to advocate for the resources they need to carry out their critical missions.
"While our nation's economy is progressing, my priority is to build on that momentum so that New Mexicans working hard to get ahead feel those gains."