Martin Heinrich

Ben Cardin

U.S. SENATOR MARTIN HEINRICH

D-NEW MEXICO

 

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

Party: Democrat   

Born: 6/22/1933

Education: University of Missouri (B.S.); University of New Mexico

Occupation: Consulting

Family: Married; 2 children

Religion: Lutheran 

  • Albuquerque City Council (2003-2007)
  • President, Albuquerque City Council  (2006-2007)
  • U.S. House of Representatives (2009-2013)
  • U.S. Senator (2013-present)

Committees:

  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Committee on Armed Services

  • Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Joint Economic Committee

 

Elected: 2012

 

ISRAEL


  • Co-sponsored U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system

CHOICE


  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Co-sponsored The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act, a bill to counter the Hobby Lobby decision denying women contraceptive insurance coverage
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

In His Own Words


“Employers should not have the right to impose their beliefs and make decisions about what healthcare services an employee can access. It’s imperative we keep corporations out of personal health decisions and leave control in the hands of patients and their doctors.” 1

SOURCES: www.heinrich.senate.gov

Interesting Facts


Heinrich is the only engineer in the United States Senate.