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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich: Building 21st Century Infrastructure Means Confronting Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) participated in a virtual discussion Wednesday hosted by Climate Power. The purpose of this discussion was to highlight how communities across the country are being impacted by flooding, wildfires, drought, and hurricanes, and why the 21st century infrastructure improvements in the American Jobs Plan are critical to mitigating extreme weather and creating good paying jobs.
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Sen. Martin Heinrich accepting applications for service academies

WASHINGTON – Beginning April 5, 2021, until October 8, 2021, the Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will accept applications from high school students and recent high school graduates seeking a service academy nomination. Being nominated is a significant honor and the application process is rigorous. "Each year, I...

Noon O’clock: Senator Martin Heinrich and Commissioner Chris Ponce

Noon O’clock: Senator Martin Heinrich and Commissioner Chris Ponce Marcus Hanson. Grant County Coronavirus Update April 7th, 2021 Grant County Coronavirus Update is broadcast live on Gila/Mimbres Community Radio KURU 89.1 FM in Silver City every Wednesday at 10 AM. Grant County Coronavirus Update is a local radio show that provides the latest information you need to know on local community strategies to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and protect yourself, your family and our community during this public health […]
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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Urges DHS Secretary To Review Problems At Department’s Intelligence Arm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joined U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in sending a letter Wednesday to Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), drawing attention to a recent report identifying significant problems within the intelligence arm of DHS and its involvement in responding to protests in Portland, Ore., in June and July of last year.
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Dr. Fauci Talks COVID in Indian Country, Legislative Roundup and Sen. Martin Heinrich

This week, New Mexico in Focus features the top medical aide to President Biden and noted infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales talks to Dr. Fauci about how, despite shouldering a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 infections, Native tribes are leading the way in vaccination rates. Dr. Fauci explains what states can learn from tribal nations and talks about the timeline for vaccinating students, many of whom are not eligible for any of the currently approved vaccines.
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Sen. Martin Heinrich to introduce plan for Puerto Rico statehood

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) announced Tuesday they would introduce legislation to start the motions for Puerto Rico statehood. Why it matters: More than 52% of Puerto Ricans voted last November in favor of statehood, three years after Hurricane Maria struck and caused one of the worst natural disasters in the island's recorded history. It exposed Puerto Rico's vulnerable position as a U.S. territory and its lack of resources to battle poverty.
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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich To Chair Military Construction And Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a new member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that he will serve as the chairman of the Military Construction (MILCON), Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, which oversees funding for new military construction and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Military...