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Heinrich introduces bipartisan legislation to support education in rural communities, strengthen educator workforce

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator John Thune, R-S.D., to support education in rural communities by allowing teachers on a J-1 visa to waive their two-year return home requirement and work up to five years in the U.S., if they enter into a contract...

Heinrich, colleagues urge Biden to use executive authority to lower food prices

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D- N.M., joined Senate colleagues to urge President Joe Biden to use executive authority to lower food prices for families in New Mexico and across the country on May 16.

Americans are facing sky-high food prices, caused by excessive price gouging by food and grocery giants. A small group of players dominate those industries: four grocery retailers account for over a third of national grocery sales and four food companies control more than 60% of sales in most grocery categories. As a result, consumers are spending more of their income on food than they have in the past 30 years.

“The federal government should use every possible tool...

The only problem Biden has is that people think he’s a bad president

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President Joe Biden has suffered a collapse in his standing generally, but, fundamentally, it’s because so few people think he’s doing a good job that he’s in such a perilous state.

Other than that, it’s going great.

It’s hard to exaggerate how abysmal Biden’s polling has been lately.

No incumbent president should ever want to be near 43% in a head-to-head ballot test. Yet here is Joe Biden at 43% in the latest CNN poll, 43% in the latest Morning Consult poll, 43% in the latest Economist/YouGov poll, and 43% in the latest Harvard/Harris poll. (NB: Biden ticked up to 48 when Harvard/Harris pushed respondents to choose between Trump and Biden, and

the Economist/YouGov poll...

Heinirch, colleagues urge Senate Appropriations Committee to address illegal weapons trafficking

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urged his colleagues on the Senate and House Appropriations Committees to address illicit weapons trafficking operations in the Western Hemisphere on May 13.

“Recently, members of Congress have expressed reasonable concern regarding federal agencies’s efforts to prevent firearms trafficking from the U.S.  into Latin America and the Caribbean. For instance, recent reports have shown that 70% of illegal guns recovered in Mexico are sourced from the U.S.,” wrote the lawmakers. “Transnational criminal organizations operating in Mexico then use these weapons to wage their drug war...

NM Democrats can send a message by voting for Williamson

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President Joe Biden has clinched the Democratic nomination for the presidency. Voters in New Mexico still have an opportunity to weigh in on his agenda, however.

Marianne Williamson’s agenda is fundamental economic reform; “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people” has become “a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations” and we must change that.

The last 50 years have seen a $50 trillion transfer of wealth from the bottom 90% of our people to the top 1%, and the message of the Democratic Party should be, “That stops now.” That is how we will beat Donald Trump, and it is also how we will heal the country. A vote...

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