Senator Martin Trevor Heinrich is an American businessman and politician.
He has served as a senior U.S. Senator from New Mexico under the Democrats since 2013. He was a member of the U.S. Representative. He represented the state’s 1st congressional district from 2009 till 2013. He is also the dean of New Mexico’s congressional delegation.
Heinrich was born in Fallon in Nevada, on October 17, 1971. Yet, he grew up in Cole Camp, Missouri, where his parents did menial jobs.
He graduated with a B.A. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1995. But, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to further his studies. There, he worked at Phillips Laboratories at the Kirtland Air Force Base.
He became the executive director of a nonprofit organization for educating youths on the environment and natural science. In 2001, he studied Urban Planning and Architecture at the University of New Mexico. But he dropped out to work for environmental advocacy groups. He founded his own private consulting firm in 2002.
You can find out more about the senator here.
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Politics/Democrats/Republicans/Bush
I think Democrats are always challenged to have a unified message, and it’s in part because our strength is our diversity as a party, but our weakness is also the fact that because we’re so diverse, we have a hard time getting on one page.Martin Heinrich
If you look back at President Bush, nobody agreed with his policies, but you understood that he was doing things that he believed were right.Martin Heinrich
We’ve clearly seen that Tea Party Republicans are willing to take our economy hostage just to score political points, but I’m not willing to do that.Martin Heinrich
We are going to demand of this president that they come up with a plan and at least a few competent individuals who can connect these kids with their parents.Martin Heinrich
A Jim Crow-era Senate rule is protecting the Jim Crow-level voter suppression efforts we’re seeing across this country.Martin Heinrich
There is no better example of dysfunction in the Senate & the need for reform than Republicans refusing to debate voting rights. They claim reforming the filibuster would destroy the ‘world’s greatest deliberative body’ yet sit in their offices blocking action on this vital bill.Martin Heinrich
If we can’t get serious in the Senate about passing policies to actually combat this crisis then we’re failing future generations.Martin Heinrich
There are 50 Democrats & 50 Republicans in the Senate. The 50 Democrats collectively earned 45 MILLION more votes. That’s why Republicans are working hard in states like Georgia & Wisconsin to pass suppression laws which effectively override the will of their own voters.Martin Heinrich
Meanwhile, my Republican colleagues are hoping the 2023 model year looks more like this state of the art coal-fired cruiser.Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Economy
This is a no brainer. Predatory high interest loans are holding back our state’s economy and trapping hard working New Mexicans in poverty.Martin Heinrich
In NM, there are 430 orphaned wells spewing methane near our National Parks. With the funding we pushed to get through the bipartisan infrastructure law, we will have resources dedicated to plugging these—meaning cleaner air and more jobs for New Mexicans.Martin Heinrich
A lot of the New Mexicans who use this bus system regularly are essential workers and/or folks who are struggling to pay rent or afford groceries. This is a welcome change.Martin Heinrich
The Affordable Connectivity Program has officially launched—and the bipartisan infrastructure law is making good on its promise to bring affordable internet access to millions of people across rural and tribal communities.Martin Heinrich
Supporting outdoor recreation means supporting New Mexico’s economic recovery. Making the permitting process simpler and more flexible is a massive part of allowing more people to get out on our public lands.Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Security/Defense
Innovation is what America does best. Whether it is the Apollo Project to the moon, developing the most advanced defense technologies available, the rise of the Internet or the latest advancements in biomedical gene therapies, our nation leads the world in transformative innovations.Martin Heinrich
On January 6, our Capitol Police officers were beaten, and some subsequently died or took their own lives. We must remember these names.Martin Heinrich
What happened on Jan 6 was not just an attack on Congress, Capitol Police, and the thousands of other people who work in the halls of the Capitol. It was a direct assault on democracy itself. If we don’t learn from our history, we’re doomed to repeat it.Martin Heinrich
After the Jan 6th attack, the insurrection didn’t really end. It just shifted from a violent attack to overturn the election to a very concerted effort in Republican-led State Legislatures to disenfranchise legitimate voters.Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Wildlife
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is primary care over emergency care.Martin Heinrich
Putting in the work to protect wildlife populations before they become threatened—not after—is easier, cheaper, and better for our ecosystems.Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Environment/Energy/Climate
When it comes to renewable energy, there’s no reason America should settle for second best.Martin Heinrich
Americans increasingly understand that clean energy is more than just an environmental issue. It is crucial to reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign countries.Martin Heinrich
This is not a drought any more. It’s aridification caused by climate change.Martin Heinrich
Climate change has made long fire seasons/extreme fire behavior the new norm. I’m grateful to these first responders for all they do.Martin Heinrich
Can we accept the danger of climate change now or are Republicans still going to act like we’re blowing this out of proportion?Martin Heinrich
20 separate billion-dollar climate disasters in one year is the mark of an existential crisis. Inaction is astronomically expensive for American taxpayers. If we don’t make this the year we go big on climate, 2022 will see more of these disasters than 2021.Martin Heinrich
Setting climate goals is great but taking real action to meet those goals is where we’re still falling really short.Martin Heinrich
I see dying Cottonwoods even when there’s water because of the heat stress. I see winter temps that just aren’t what we’re used to. I see extreme fire behavior in Colorado.Martin Heinrich
You can thank decades of climate denial for the extreme heat, wildfires, floods, severe storms, and mudslides.Martin Heinrich
This project—the largest renewable project in American history—has literally changed the map of our state’s energy landscape.Martin Heinrich
The decisions we make around our kitchen tables about the cars we drive and the appliances we use in our homes directly impact the health of our climate & our families.Martin Heinrich
The future is pollution free.Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Education
Pretty strong support for putting some of New Mexico’s Land Grant Permanent Fund dollars toward early childhood education.Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Healthcare
New Mexico health care workers have shown up day after day for two grueling years to put their communities above themselves.Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Violence/Gun Laws/Security
Making improvements to our background check system and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking are common-sense ways to prevent violence without punishing law abiding gun owners. We owe it to the American people to take real action to reduce gun violence in our communities.Martin Heinrich
Firefighters & emergency responders in New Mexico & across the West had a pretty tough year.Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich Quotes on Rights
People have a fundamental right to organize. It’s rooted very much in the Constitution and people’s right to free association.Martin Heinrich
Other Martin Heinrich Quotes
I am, by nature, an optimist.Martin Heinrich
All policies should be guided by science, not just whose voice is the loudest.Martin Heinrich
What I try to do is tell my constituents that this is what I believe and this is why I made that vote. And I think that that makes more sense to people generally than trying to triangulate some political position.Martin Heinrich
Madame Chair, my time is expired but I would urge us to not take quite the zealous approach that the House of Representatives took but to find a fair and transparent way for taxpayers to be compensated for these minerals.Martin Heinrich
I just think to the extent that this administration can get back to doing things in a way that our country historically has, we’ll be well served by that.Martin Heinrich
If Jon Tester can’t admit or recognize that mistakes were made, that makes me question whether Jon Tester is going to be able to avoid those mistakes in the future.Martin Heinrich
There is no greater indictment of this nomination process than that you are deciding what this country gets to know about you and what it doesn’t, so far the American people have only been given information that is designed to help you get confirmed, everything else has been classified.Martin Heinrich
Clean water, High-speed internet, Safe roads and bridges, Good-paying, union jobs. This is what the bipartisan infrastructure law is already starting to deliver to New Mexicans.Martin Heinrich
It’s democracy or the filibuster.Martin Heinrich
Today, we must commit to honor Dr. King’s sacrifice and moral leadership with action. At this moment, we are facing similar threats to what Dr. King called on his generation of political leaders to address. Our work remains undone in the fight for a more perfect union.Martin Heinrich
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