Straight Party Votes Demonstrate the Power of Democrat Majority in NM Legislature

Nate Gentry
The Majority party in the House Rules Committee voted down a request from Republicans to hear legislation today. On 10-9 party line vote in the House Rules Committee, Democrats voted down a resolution introduced by Representatives Nate Gentry and Thomas Taylor that would have required all standing committees to convene and hear legislation that would empower job creation, improve public education and address a drivers license system full of abuse.
Yvette Herrell
“We are now in day eight of this special session and have yet to debate the merits of any non redistricting legislation,” said Representative Nate Gentry. “It is becoming more apparent as each day passes that the majority party in the legislature is resolved to block legislation that is crucial to New Mexico’s families. We have bills waiting to be debated that will benefit New Mexico employers and create jobs, give our students a better chance to succeed, and repeal the law that permits illegal immigrants from obtaining drivers licenses”
The Special Session is costing the tax payers of New Mexico approximately $50,000 a day and is budgeted for 21 days. “It is absurd that the Democrats are unwilling to get to work. We owe it to our constituents to accomplish a much as we can in the time we are here. The majority voted today to shirk their responsibility to New Mexicans. There are plenty of hours in the day, it is time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on the agenda hardworking New Mexicans are demanding we pass.” Said Representative Yvette Herrell, District 51.



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