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Sen. Martin Heinrich

Senator from New Mexico, Democrat

Heinrich, a Democrat, is the junior senator from New Mexico and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

He was previously the representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district (2009-2012).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Heinrich.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Heinrich has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Heinrich is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% American Civil Liberties Union: 94% League of Conservation Voters: 94% NIAC Action: A The Club for Growth: 5% Americans for Prosperity: 1% FreedomWorks: 0%

Committee Membership

Martin Heinrich sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Heinrich was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Heinrich sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (42%) Energy (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Taxation (4%) Education (4%) Immigration (4%) Health (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Heinrich’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Heinrich’s Vote Vote Description
Nay On the Nomination PN117: William Francis Hagerty IV, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to Japan
Jul 13, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 86/12.
Nay On the Nomination PN59: Elaine C. Duke, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Apr 4, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 85/14.
Nay On the Nomination PN40: John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security
Jan 20, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 88/11.
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
No H.R. 2749 (111th): Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
Jul 30, 2009. Passed 283/142.
Nay H.R. 2749 (111th): Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
Jul 29, 2009. Failed 280/150.
Nay H.Res. 572 (111th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2647) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military ...
Jun 24, 2009. Passed 222/202.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Oct 2017, Heinrich missed 8 of 1,383 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 74 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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