On Friday, it was reported that Congresswoman Yvette Herrell of New Mexico’s Second Congressional District ascended to the role of ranking member of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Environment Subcommittee.
POLITICO reports that Herrell “succeeds Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) in the spot. She would likely become the subcommittee chair if Republicans take the House majority in this year’s elections and the party keeps the current subcommittee structure.”
The position now gives Herrell the opportunity to be a “top critic” of Joe Biden’s radical anti-oil and gas agenda, which has created five-dollar gas prices and economic failures across the board.
The full committee’s ranking member, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), said, “As a lifelong New Mexican, Representative Herrell understands the importance of preserving our environment for all to enjoy and ensuring Americans’ access to affordable, clean energy to power their homes and fuel their cars.”
“The Biden Administration has waged war on domestic energy production, and Representative Herrell is fighting to protect the Americans whose jobs and livelihoods rely on this industry,” he continued, “ adding, “Herrell is fighting to protect the Americans whose jobs and livelihoods rely on this industry. We look forward to Representative Herrell leading our oversight of the Biden Administration’s radical Green New Deal policies that are harming Americans nationwide.”
“I am honored to be appointed the Ranking Member of the Environment Subcommittee by my friend, Ranking Member Comer,” said Representative Herrell.
“I am excited for the opportunity to stand up for my constituents who have been railroaded by reckless, one-size-fits-all executive actions by this administration. I will work to provide oversight over executive actions that have increased energy prices, harmed American agriculture, and ignored the expertise of local families and businesses. I am proud to champion New Mexico’s legacy of environmental stewardship and lead Republican members on the Environment Subcommittee.”