Senator Martin Heinrich

New Mexico

With a background in engineering, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich brings a unique perspective to the Senate. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Energy, Heinrich is focused on creating the energy jobs of the future. In 2015, Heinrich helped negotiate the long-term extension of renewable energy tax credits that have spurred unprecedented investment in wind and solar projects. He has also supported the development of renewable energy projects on public and tribal lands, stood up for federal efforts to curb methane emissions, and encouraged the adoption of innovative energy storage, electric vehicle, and battery technologies.

Prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate, Heinrich served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and served four years as an Albuquerque City Councilor. Early in his career, Heinrich served in AmeriCorps for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was the Executive Director of the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation, where he led youth educational wilderness expeditions and outdoor programs in the American Southwest. He also served as New Mexico's Natural Resources Trustee, working to conserve the state's outdoor heritage.