Heinrich Secures Agreement From Trump Administration To Not Vacate Management Of Nuclear Stockpile

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Heinrich (D-N.M.) secured an agreement from the Trump Administration that it would not vacate the management of the nation's nuclear stockpile.

"I'm pleased the Trump Administration listened to my concerns and agreed to maintaining continuity in the leadership of the NNSA during the transition. The administration came dangerously close to allowing the management of our nation's nuclear stockpile to go on auto-pilot," said Heinrich. "I understand that new administrations, regardless of political party, bring new management and personnel, but the United States faces an increasing number of global threats--including North Korea, Russia, China, Iran, and terrorist organizations across several continents--and our nuclear arsenal must remain safe and effective no matter the situation or circumstance."

Last week, Heinrich sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump expressing his serious concerns regarding continuity of government operations related to national security positions in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Department of Defense.