Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator from New Mexico

Martin Heinrich

U.S. Senator from New Mexico

Martin Trevor Heinrich was born in October 1971 in Fallon, Nevada. He earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri and took graduate courses at the University of New Mexico. 

He worked for a time doing mechanical drawings in New Mexico. He was the executive director of a nonprofit environmental organization before founding his own public affairs consulting firm. 

He entered politics as a member of the Albuquerque City Council, serving four years. He was appointed by New Mexico’s governor to be the state’s Natural Resources Trustee. Heinrich spent four years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the United States Senate, assuming office in January 2013. 

He is married to Julie Hicks, and they have two children. He is a Lutheran. 

In the News…

Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, a co-chairman of the Senate’s Artificial Intelligence Caucus, said that though some members of the Senate would like to see legislation on artificial intelligence passed by the end of this year, it is unlikely. 

“I would like to have something that we can pass in this congress,” he said. “Some people have said by the end of the ear. I don’t see things coming together that quickly, but I do think we could see a package in the following year.” 

He said members of the AI Caucus are working on a proposed regulatory framework and they are taking ideas into consideration. “What we have to realize is that individual committees are going to have individual jurisdictions that touch this space, and we should recognize that, respect that. We are going to have to seam these things together that is respectful of the existing authorities and jurisdictions, and then we  are going to have to figure out where the gaps are and try to plug those gaps.” 

He said getting knowledge from the tech executives directly will ultimately allow for better legislation. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Heinrich today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Martin Heinrich 
Senator from New Mexico 
709 Hart Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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