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Sen. Martin Heinrich

Sen. Martin Heinrich

Democrat, New Mexico
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Office Phone: 202-225-9894
Committees:
Joint Economic
Intelligence
Energy and Natural Resources

DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
27.2% of children are in poverty
28.6% of children under 6 are in poverty
11.0% of children are in extreme poverty
15.8% are food insecure
5.1% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Heinrich on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored S.1371, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would increase the amount of the child tax credit and the portion of the credit that is refundable.

  • Heinrich on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.337, the FAMILY Act, which would establish the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave and entitle individuals to a family and medical leave insurance payment for extended caregiving periods.

  • co-sponsored S.1354, the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act, which would establish a fund to provide for state individual market stabilization reinsurance programs.

  • co-sponsored S.1462, the Marketplace Certainty Act, which would amend the Affordable Care Act to gradually reduce subsidy payments to insurance companies.

  • co-sponsored S.1804, the Medicare for All Act, which would establish a universal Medicare program.

  • co-sponsored S.2001, the State Public Option Act, which would establish a public health care option through Medicaid.

  • co-sponsored S.2637, the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, which would provide for grants to esablish maternity and infant care initiatives and develop a set of measures for evaluating maternal and infant health.

  • co-sponsored S.2708, the Choose Medicare Act, which would create a public health care option through Medicare that would be available for purchase on the health care exchanges.

  • Heinrich on Child Welfare

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Child Welfare. To learn more visit www.heinrich.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-9894.

    Heinrich on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Heinrich on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.2009, the Background Check Expansion Act, which would require background checks for every firearm sale.

  • co-sponsored S.2094, the Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act, which would require the military to promptly report domestic violence convictions to the national instant criminal background check database.

  • co-sponsored S.2475, the Banning Unlawful Machinegun Parts Act, which would prohibit the illegal modification of firearms to increase the rate of fire.

  • Heinrich on Housing

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit www.heinrich.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-9894.

    Heinrich on Nutrition

  • co-sponsored S.1064, the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act, which would prohibit public identification or stigmatization of children who lack funds to pay for a meal or have outstanding credit.

  • Heinrich on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.1806, the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would expand and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant and provide grants for funding high-quality preschool.

  • Heinrich on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.1370, the Mental Health in Schools Act, which would expand grants and other programs relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

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