Tag Archives: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

Senators Udall, Heinrich Congratulate New Mexico’s National Blue Ribbon Schools

Schools in Mora, Melrose and Newcomb receive prestigious national recognition U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich congratulated Mora High School, Melrose Elementary School and Newcomb Elementary School on being named 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the awards today and recognized outstanding schools across the country for their

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Senator Martin Heinrich’s Statement on Pope Francis’ Address to a Joint Session of Congress

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich released the following statement today following Pope Francis’ address to a Joint Session of Congress: “This was a very special moment for New Mexicans and the rest of the country. Pope Francis has inspired a new generation of people, no matter where they come from, to be instruments of peace and

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Senator Heinrich Calls For Reforms To Mining Law In Environment and Public Works Hearing On Gold King Mine Spill

“Beyond the immediate cleanup of this spill, we must overhaul our abandoned mine cleanup policies to make future disasters less likely.” U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich spoke at a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) oversight hearing yesterday on the Gold King Mine spill that occurred last month. The committee examined the U.S.

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Senator Martin Heinrich: Op-Ed: Iran deal is a historic opportunity

Reposted from the Albuquerque Journal, Thursday, July 30, 2015 In the first decade of this century when we were entangled in the War in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear program surged ahead rapidly, adding thousands of centrifuges, building complex nuclear facilities and stockpiling highly enriched uranium. In the absence of real negotiations and before the most recent

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Senator Heinrich Fights For Renewable Energy Development, Community Solar, And Land And Water Conservation Fund In Key Committee Hearing

During a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources markup hearing yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich advocated for legislation to promote renewable energy development on public lands, community solar, and reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The hearing was held to consider amendments for the committee’s bipartisan energy package, which will

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Senator Heinrich Votes To Overhaul No Child Left Behind, Expand High-Quality Education For New Mexico Students

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has voted to pass S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and overhaul the country’s current K-12 education law known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The bill passed the senate by a vote of 81 to 17.

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Senator Heinrich Lauds New Rules To Extend Overtime Pay Protection For New Mexico Workers

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich welcomed President Obama’s plan to extend overtime pay protection for workers in New Mexico and across the country. The President’s plan would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year. The increased threshold would tie overtime protections to the 40th percentile of weekly earnings

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Senator Heinrich Presses DOE Environmental Secretary Nominee On WIPP Recovery, LANL Cleanup

In a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing to confirm Dr. Monica C. Regalbuto as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) focused his questions to the nominee on WIPP recovery and opportunities for local small businesses to participate in cleanup efforts at Los Alamos National Labs. WIPP,

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Senator Heinrich Cosponsors Fair Elections Now Act

Campaign Finance Reform Measure Will Change the Way We Finance Congressional Elections U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is cosponsoring the Fair Elections Now Act, a bill to dramatically change the way Congressional elections are financed. Under the legislation, qualified Senate candidates would earn grants, matching funds, and television vouchers to run competitive campaigns based on

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Senator Heinrich Fights For N.M. Water Priorities, Discusses Drought Relief Projects In Committee Hearing

During a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) discussed the impact drought conditions have across New Mexico and ways to tackle water supply needs in the state. The committee received testimony on the status of drought conditions throughout the western United States and actions states and others

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