WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement after phone calls with Vice President Mike Pence and the U.S. Commissioner of Food and Drugs Dr. Stephen Hahn yesterday. Senator Heinrich pushed the Trump administration to expand the availability for COVID-19 testing in New Mexico.
“Vice President Pence and Commissioner Hahn both agreed to work with us to increase testing capacity in New Mexico to identify cases and help slow the spread of COVID-19. We have the equipment to more than meet our testing needs right here in New Mexico. TriCore in New Mexico is a world class lab. They just need the supplies to conduct tests. I will continue to push to ensure our state's health care capabilities are harnessed to address the urgent need to expand testing now and prepare for the days ahead.”