U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement on his vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense:
"I am pleased with Senator Hagel's confirmation. I look forward to working with him to provide our service members with the resources they need to carry out their missions, strengthen New Mexico's military installations, and modernize our nuclear weapons infrastructure. Senator Hagel has served with honor and distinction. I am confident that as Secretary of Defense he will be an effective leader for our troops, veterans, military families, and our country."
Sen. Heinrich met with Sen. Hagel earlier this month to discuss issues impacting New Mexico, especially as they relate to the future of our defense installations, national laboratories, and the well-being of our military families. A photo from their meeting is available, here: http://flic.kr/p/dSV8Mv