WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement after receiving an assignment to serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Senator Heinrich currently serves, and will continue to serve, on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Intelligence, and Joint Economic Committees.
"I look forward to serving on the Senate Armed Service Committee to ensure our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to keep our nation safe and to fulfill the promises we've made to those who serve. There are a number of evolving national security challenges that the United States and our allies must confront around the world, particularly in the Middle East, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. This committee will be instrumental in crafting the policies and the budget to confront those challenges.
"New Mexico is home to several military installations -- Kirtland Air Force Base, Holloman Air Force Base, Cannon Air Force Base, Fort Bliss, and White Sands Missile Range -- and two major national laboratories and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. New Mexico plays a pivotal role in our national security, and I will continue to be a strong advocate for our personnel and missions in my role on this committee."
The Senate Democratic Steering Committee today announced Democratic Committee memberships for the 114th Congress, which are subject to ratification by the caucus and the Senate when Congress convenes in January. For more information about the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, visit: http://armed-services.senate.gov