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Senator Martin Heinrich

Heinrich Martin
New Mexico
Energy and Natural Resources; Armed Services; Intelligence; Joint Economic

“The Ocean Champions’ commitment protecting the health of our oceans and wildlife is unwavering. It is truly an honor to receive their endorsement. As a diver for two decades now, it’s hard to think of a more beautiful and peaceful experience than being beneath the ocean’s surface. I’ve dedicated my life to sustainably managing our natural landscapes and developing the country’s clean energy resources. The stewardship of our nation’s special places, and the economies they support, will be among my top priorities in the Senate.”


Leadership: Senator Martin Heinrich is a true conservationist and climate change advocate. Before his election to the United States Senate in 2012, he exemplified his commitment to environmental protection as the Representative for New Mexico’s 1st district, and as the director of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and a Natural Resources Trustee. He worked to win federal protection for the Ojito Wilderness and to restore contaminated public lands using funds he seized from environmental polluters.

Senator Heinrich is deeply committed to protecting and conserving New Mexico’s treasured public lands, water, and wildlife. He has championed the creation of the Rio Grande Del Norte and Organ Mountains Desert-Peaks National Monuments, led the fight to keep a rule limiting natural gas waste to protect air quality, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the Sabinoso Wilderness. Senator Heinrich has also been a staunch supporter of clean energy, delivering clean energy tax incentives to rural communities, securing a grant to create clean energy jobs in Southwestern New Mexico, and launching a toolkit to support transitioning to solar energy. His record has earned a lifetime LCV rating of 94% – with the last three years at 96% in 2015, 100% in 2016, and 95% in 2017. He supported the National Ocean Policy and co-sponsored its precursor legislation, Oceans-21. Senator Martin Heinrich is a valuable champion, and will continue fighting for ocean health.

Senator Heinrich sponsored:

  • S. 2797 (White Sands National Park Establishment Act)
  • S. 2078 (Advancing Conservation and Education Act)
  • S. 1522 (Every Kid Outdoors Act)
  • S. 432 (Cerros del Norte Conservation Act)
  • S. 390 (Buffalo Tract Protection Act)
  • S. 1780 (Restoring America’s Watersheds Act of 2015)
  • S. 1723 (Promoting Renewable Energy with Shared Solar Act of 2015)
  • S. 2116 (Native American Seeds Protection Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 2176 (Clean Energy Promotion Act of 2011)

Senator Heinrich cosponsored:

  • S. 2166 (Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017)
  • S. 1913 (American Prairie Conservation Act)
  • S. 1670 (Community Solar Consumer Choice Act of 2017)
  • S. 1417 (Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2017)
  • S. 1403 (21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017)
  • S. 991 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2017)
  • S. 948 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2017)
  • S. 896 (A bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund)
  • S. 820 (A bill to designate a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness)
  • S. 793 (Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017)
  • S. 767 (Clean Air, Healthy Kids Act)
  • S. 569 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act)
  • S. 441 (Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act)
  • S. 282 (Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act)
  • S. 125 (Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017)
  • S. 2089 (American Energy Innovation Act)
  • S. 2063 (Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Act of 2015)
  • S. 1706 (Energy Efficient Government Technology Act)
  • S. 1264 (Renewable Electricity Standard Act)
  • S. 1254 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014)
  • S. 776 (Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act)
  • S. 285 (Valles Caldera National Preserve Management Act)
  • S. 248 (A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish)
  • H.R. 5735 (Clean Energy, Community Investment, and Wildlife Conservation Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 1310 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 21 (Ocean Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act of 2009)