Commentary: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in honor of the life of former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, who served the State of New Mexico in the Senate for 36 years.
“I join all New Mexicans in mourning the passing of our former Senator Pete Domenici. Senator Domenici dedicated his entire life to the state and people he loved. His decades of service to New Mexico left a lasting impact that will continue to be felt in every corner of our state for years to come.
“I am grateful for the example Senator Domenici set on how to advance important and complex policy goals in Washington with civility. Republicans and Democrats alike who worked with him on issues like the budget, energy, defense, and behavioral health still point to his dedication to improving the lives of those he served through bipartisan cooperation and compromise.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with his wife, Nancy, and all of his family and loved ones during this time of great loss.”