NM’s all-Dem congressional reps. vote against lower energy prices

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, which would lower American energy costs “by increasing American energy production, exports, infrastructure, and critical minerals processing, by promoting transparency, accountability, permitting, and production of American resources, and by improving water quality certification and energy projects, and for other purposes,” according to the U.S. House GOP.

The Republican-led effort received bipartisan support, with four Democrats voting in favor of the proposal. 

According to Axios, “The past four H.R. 1 bills received entirely partisan votes. Democrats’ H.R. 1 bill for the past two Congresses was a sweeping election reform package known as the ‘For the People Act,’ which didn’t receive a single Republican vote.” 

“Ironically, since Biden took office, his radical climate agenda has led to MORE emissions up to 6% higher than the previous administration. His anti-energy agenda is creating worse emissions while simultaneously pushing Americans into energy poverty,” wrote the Republican Party of New Mexico, adding, “​​It’ll create good-paying American energy jobs for workers producing the cleanest energy in the world. For comparison, America’s natural gas is 40% cleaner than Russian gas.”

However, all three of New Mexico’s congressional representatives, all Democrats, voted against the commonsense bill to lower Americans’ cost of living and restore U.S. energy independence.

Despite representatives like Gabe Vasquez of the Second Congressional District claiming to “stand by New Mexico’s energy workers,” he joined Reps. Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NMCD-3) and Melanie Stansbury (D-NMCD-1) in opposing the bill. 

In subsequent defensive Twitter posts, he tried to justify the anti-energy worker vote by claiming oil and gas CEOs in “glamorous out-of-touch mansions” were making him their “number one target.” 

The Second District encompasses the state’s energy-rich oil patch, which is responsible for New Mexico’s economic stability. Vasquez’s vote against energy workers and industry will likely not fly in his attempt at reelection in 2024.

Former Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, a Republican, is set to announce her 2024 campaign in early April to reclaim the district.


8 thoughts on “NM’s all-Dem congressional reps. vote against lower energy prices”

    1. Besides being dumber than a box of rocks, she takes her orders directly from the major organization that got her elected, “Communists party USA”. You wonder why she is the way she is?

  1. Democrats the party of the people? What people? Mostly themselves. I don’t even understand that. They are and will destroy our country and have been told that would happen long ago.

  2. I guess they don’t care that lower income families will sweat in the summer and freeze in the winter because they can’t afford their energy costs. I can’t explain why the people of NM keep electing these people.

  3. The New Mexicans who voted for these US Reps deserve to pay the high energy prices… When will they learn the Democrats don’t care about them.

  4. What a laughable so called news blog. Pathetic Fox News clone. And you even more pathetic readers who believe everything you read hear and hear on Fox news. Are you not capable of understanding both sides of an issue? Some critical thinking? No, it’s just easier to call names. And calling Democrats communists? That’s hilarious while you Republicans support Putin and Russia.

  5. New Mexico is the laughing State out of all 50. First in the worst, last in the best of Everything. Notice NM is Never mentioned in the Border crisis or seldom is recognized on the National level. Because it’s such a poor ,unimportant, contributes nothing State. Majority of the people on medicaid For Life. We can blame The ( so called) Leadership. It’s been that way for MANY years. Easier to control The People if they remain dependent on the Government. It’s one of the poorest States in the Union. They Never have a solution to make it better. They kill the very resources that could make this a better State. Crime is All NM is recognized for. Congratulations NM Administration,Legislature and everyone else involved in The Law making. You deserve all the CREDIT for that.

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