Editor's Note
Men's Journal profiles Martin Heinrich, New Mexico's Junior Senator and a Co-Chair of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus and highlights his ability to push environmental conservation and action on global climate change by maneuvering the complex power brokering of Washington, DC. Heinrich and his staff sifted through a backlog of neglected bills that had been growing since 2014, the last time congress passed any conservation measures, and prioritized the bills that the senator cared about. The resulting behemoth omnibus bill that his office crafted included more than 100 pieces of land-focused legislation from 34 different states and passed with the support of 91 of his fellow senators.
Heinrich, 48, is a data-driven introvert in a profession full of applause junkies and power addicts. As a former engineer, he is calculated, pragmatic, and technical. Before becoming a U.S. senator in 2012, Heinrich served two terms in the House of Representatives. Having won reelection to the Senate in 2018, he’s now serving his second term in a body that’s made repeated history for its inability to pass legislation. But in a moment where Americans seem to unanimously agree that we’re falling off a cliff but can’t agree on which one, he’s picked pragmatism over tribalism. Heinrich is an enthusiastic hunter and gun owner but not a member of the National Rifle Association. He supports a carbon tax but drives an F-350 because  heavy-duty electric trucksOpens in a new Window.  aren’t yet available. He’s a Democrat who defied his colleagues and voted to confirm two Republicans as secretaries of the interior. And though he is color-blind—literally—he somehow manages to regularly wear purple shirts, like he is today.

2019 Annual Fund Sponsors: