US Senator - New Mexico
Senator Heinrich is committed to using science as a basis for decision making and has challenged the Trump administration's attempts to undermine and politicize scientific research.
He grew renewable energy use by passing federal tax credits incentivizing wind and solar production that have led to a clean energy boom across the country. He has also engaged students at every level in STEM education, and led the charge in the Senate to reinstate federal funding for gun violence research. He epitomizes the notion that technology and science-driven policies are how we can best meet many of our 21st century challenges.
Senator Heinrich earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri, and worked in energy technology at Phillips Laboratories, now the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force base. He also served as Executive Director of the environmental nonprofit the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation.
" I firmly believe Congress should use science as our guiding light when finding policy solutions.
Too many in Washington still choose to ignore the facts."
“I am proud to be endorsed by 314 Action. I firmly believe Congress should use science as our guiding light when finding policy solutions. Too many in Washington still choose to ignore the facts. My engineering background has been an asset in my work to create good, sustainable jobs in growing industries like renewable energy. I encourage those who value science and data to get involved in politics, now more than ever.” - Sen. Martin Heinrich