The Democrat was picked by the White House on Wednesday to be part of a congressional task force to advise the president on the issue. Heinrich participated in a phone call with Trump on Thursday. He said he would be participating in a similar call with Vice President Mike Pence on Friday.
“I told the president we’ve got to have more testing, and we’ve got to work with companies to increase the supply,” the senator said in a press call with members of the New Mexico media. Heinrich said he was backed up by both Democratic and Republican members of the task force.
“We need to box the virus in and get our numbers down,” Heinrich said.