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Senator Heinrich Votes Against Bill To Punish Sanctuary Cities, Underscores Need For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich has released the following statement today after voting against S.2146, a bill to punish “sanctuary cities” by withholding federal law enforcement funding: “This bill fails to offer pragmatic reforms needed to fix our broken immigration system, while jeopardizing critical funding for public safety. This is a politically driven effort that would

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Senator Heinrich Calls for Building a Robust 21st Century Energy Infrastructure

During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich called for building a robust 21st century energy infrastructure, which is critical to realizing our nation’s true clean energy potential and creating jobs in New Mexico. The committee heard testimony from Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the agency’s release of

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Senator Heinrich Recognized As Champion For National Parks, Receives National Park Heritage Award

Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, received the National Park Heritage Award from the National Parks Conservation Association for his efforts to secure major public lands bills in the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which included the largest expansion of the National Park System

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Senator Heinrich Urges Republicans To Stop Unfairly Targeting DREAMers And Pass A Clean DHS Funding Bill

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich delivered a speech on the Senate floor yesterday urging Senate Republicans to pass a clean appropriations bill to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The House-passed DHS funding bill includes a number of anti-immigrant provisions, including deporting DREAMers, which Republicans know cannot pass the U.S. Senate and would be

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Senators Udall, Heinrich: Decision to Base Osprey in N.M. Shows Value of N.M. Air Force Bases

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich yesterday welcomed news that Cannon and Kirtland Air Force bases will temporarily house a total of seven CV-22 Osprey until they can be permanently based to serve the U.S. Pacific Command. Air Force officials have advised the lawmakers’ offices that three CV-22s will be based at Cannon and

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Vote Against Keystone XL Pipeline Bill; Vote Fails in the U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement after voting against a bill to mandate approval of the Keystone pipeline. The bill failed to win the support needed to move forward: “Throughout my time in public service, I’ve advocated for a ‘do it all, do it right’ strategy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce Nearly $15 Million for New Mexico Community Colleges

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that 11 community colleges in New Mexico will receive $14,999,863 in federal funding to provide innovative training programs, in partnership with local businesses, to help New Mexican adults advance into high-wage careers. The funding, provided under Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Encourage Eligible Livestock Producers to Apply for Disaster Assistance Before Oct. 1

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich encouraged livestock producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to apply for disaster assistance prior to Oct. 1, 2014, to ensure they receive the most possible financial assistance. Udall and Heinrich fought for retroactive disaster assistance funding for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) in the 2014

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Senator Martin Heinrich Calls For Action To Address Central American Refugee Crisis, Fix Broken Immigration System

“Let us hope that our attitude as a nation continues to be defined by the image of the statue of Liberty, and not by shouting protesters holding signs labeled, ‘Return to Sender,’ as they stand in front of busses full of Central American children.” Yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich delivered remarks on the Senate Floor

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