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. This event will launch Senator Heinrich’s Degrees Not Debt initiative to ensure higher education is accessible and affordable to all New Mexicans. Senator Heinrich recently helped secure an increase to the Pell Grant award and the ability for students to utilize them year round.
At 2 p.m., Senator Heinrich will join Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney and the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services to tour the construction site for the new Gallup Veterans Cemetery. Currently, the nearest national cemetery to Gallup is located in Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, approximately 199 miles away. The new cemetery will provide more convenient access and service to over 19,000 veterans and their families. Senator Heinrich supported the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grant of $6.7 million to provide funding for the new cemetery.
Gallup - Monday, April 2, 2018
WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
WHAT: College Affordability Announcement
WHEN: From 10 to 10:45 a.m. MT
WHERE: Gallup Middle College High School, Gurley Hall, Second Floor, Rm 2209, 705 Gurley Ave, Gallup, N.M. 87301
WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney
WHAT: Gallup Veterans Cemetery Site Visit
WHEN: From 2 to 3 p.m. MT
WHERE: Construction site located off of County Road 43 across from the McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center (Exit #22 on Ford Drive)