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Martin Heinrich

Martin T. Heinrich (born October 17, 1971) is the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member ... More »Martin T. Heinrich (born October 17, 1971) is the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes the central area of the state, in and around Albuquerque. Heinrich was born in Fallon, Nevada, the son of Shirley A. (née Bybee) and Pete C. Heinrich. Heinrich graduated from the University of Missouri in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree in Science and Engineering, and later took graduate courses at the University of New Mexico. He served as Executive Director of the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation, a New Mexico non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people on natural science and the environment, and founded his own public affairs consulting firm. Heinrich served on the Albuquerque City Council from 2003 to 2007, which included one term as City Council President in 2006. As a city councilman, he stated that his goals were to reduce crime, raise the minimum wage and create new jobs. He... [ Wikipedia ]

Profile: New Mexico Sen.-elect Martin Heinrich

It was while racing a three-wheeled, solar-powered car "that looked like an upside wing," that Martin Heinrich realized, "just how far forward we could move in terms of our energy policy if we just had the will. " Since helping design that car at the University of Missouri for a race ...

Obama poised to protect lands in New Mexico, California

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has authored legislation that would create a 498,000-acre national monument, about half of which would be managed as wilderness. Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-N.M.), however, has proposed a bill that would establish a 54,800-acre monument without any wilderness ...

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has authored legislation that would create a 498,000-acre national monument, about half of which would be managed as wilderness. Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-N.M.), however, has proposed a bill that would establish a 54,800-acre monument without any wilderness ...

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Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate

In North Dakota, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp is slightly behind Republican Rep. Rick Berg and in New Mexico, Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich is holding a small but steady lead of former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson. But Republicans point to their own prospects, including seats they hope to ...

Amid Bitter Rift, Senate Approves Pick for Top C.I.A. Lawyer

Another Democratic member of the committee, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, said during a radio interview on Thursday that recent events had led him to lose faith in Mr. Brennan, and that he now regretted having voted to confirm him as C.I.A. director. “I think that was a mistake,” Mr. ...

Obama tells Dems keeping control of the Senate is top priority for 2014 – CNN Political Ticker

In a lighter moment at the meeting, New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich's young son, who was there because his school was closed Wednesday, came to the stage. The President asked the little boy if the meeting was interesting or boring. The senator's son said "kinda boring" – to which the ...

U.S. Senators Implore Obama to Rein in NSA Surveillance

The three Democrats, Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, wrote a letter to Obama earlier this week, urging him to follow the advice of an independent panel that recently recommended ending the NSA's bulk telephone metadata collection and ...

Justice Dept. Informs Inmate of Pre-Arrest Surveillance

Mr. Carlin also pointed to a recent filing in the Oregon case in which the department explained the revised policy, telling Senator Martin Heinrich, Democrat of New Mexico, that he would distribute it to prosecutors across the country “so they know exactly what our position is on that ...

Senate Democrats clash with CIA director over interrogations report

At a hearing to explore global threats to America, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) accused the CIA of making inaccurate public statements about the still-secret study, saying the agency set out to “intimidate, deflect and thwart legitimate oversight.” “I respectfully but vehemently ...

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NM voters pick new US senator

Voters decide Tuesday whether Democrat Martin Heinrich, Republican Heather Wilson or Independent American candidate Jon Barrie has offered the most appealing recipe for dealing with the nation's economic problems. The winner will succeed Democrat Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring after 30 ...

Fed report slams safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear facility

New Mexico’s Democratic senators, Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, praised investigators. “The board has identified a number of serious safety concerns that will need to be fully addressed,” Udall and Heinrich said in a statement. “We believe all levels of management at the ...

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End the N.S.A. Dragnet, Now

Ron Wyden of Oregon, Mark Udall of Colorado and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, all Democrats, are United States senators. A version of this op-ed appears in print on November 26, 2013, on page A25 of the New York edition with the headline: End the N.S.A. Dragnet, Now...

Heather Taylor-Miesle: 6 Clean Energy Campaign Lessons That Matter for 2013

Former Representative Martin Heinrich has a terrific record of supporting the state's burgeoning renewable energy sector and talking about New Mexico's extreme drought and wildfires in terms of climate change. He also stands strong against contaminating the state's water with a toxic ...

Heinrich dismayed by vote on benefits

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) said he was disappointed that a bill to extend emergency unemployment benefits failed to move ahead Tuesday in the Senate. The bill failed to make it toward immediate debate following a 55-45 procedural vote. “Republicans refusal to restore emergency ...

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