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Harrison Butker is right about men, women

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To judge by the internet reaction, Kansas City Chiefs place-kicker Harrison Butker is guilty of a dreaded double-doink — a missed field-goal attempt that embarrassingly hits both uprights — with his commencement address the other day.

The NFL has distanced itself from Butker’s unadorned socially conservative speech at...

State welcomes Biden administration action to bolster America’s power grid

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the co-founder and co-chair of the Electrification Caucus, is welcoming the White House’s May 28 announcement of a Federal-State Initiative to Bolster America’s Power Grid to accelerate improvements to the electric transmission and distribution network, which are critical to meeting the country’s needs for affordable, clean, reliable, and resilient power.

“A strong electric grid and reliable access to power are critical for every aspect of our lives. But right now, our power grid is stuck in the last century — leaving New Mexicans vulnerable to higher...

Heinrich, colleagues urge Biden to use executive authority to lower food prices

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D- N.M., joined Senate colleagues to urge President Joe Biden to use executive authority to lower food prices for families in New Mexico and across the country on May 16.

Americans are facing sky-high food prices, caused by excessive price gouging by food and grocery giants. A small group of players dominate those industries: four grocery retailers account for over a third of national grocery sales and four food companies control more than 60% of sales in most grocery categories. As a result, consumers are spending more of their income on food than they have in the past 30 years.

“The federal government should use every possible tool...

Heinrich introduces bipartisan legislation to support education in rural communities, strengthen educator workforce

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator John Thune, R-S.D., to support education in rural communities by allowing teachers on a J-1 visa to waive their two-year return home requirement and work up to five years in the U.S., if they enter into a contract with their employing school.

Foreign exchange teachers on three-year J-1 teaching visas fill important gaps in the educator workforce, particularly in rural, tribal, and bilingual education settings. Exchange visitor (J-1) visas are nonimmigrant visas for individuals approved to participate in exchange visitor programs, which by design require workers and students to...

Heinrich introduces bipartisan legislation to support education in rural communities, strengthen educator workforce

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator John Thune, R-S.D., to support education in rural communities by allowing teachers on a J-1 visa to waive their two-year return home requirement and work up to five years in the U.S., if they enter into a contract with their employing school.

Foreign exchange teachers on three-year J-1 teaching visas fill important gaps in the educator workforce, particularly in rural, tribal, and bilingual education settings. Exchange visitor (J-1) visas are nonimmigrant visas for individuals approved to participate in exchange visitor programs, which by design require workers and students to...
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