NM 2020 Taxpayer Bill of Rights

House Republican Whip Rod Montoya to introduce New Mexico Taxpayer Bill of Rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov  Santa Fe, NM – Today, Rep. Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) announced he will introduce legislation for the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session establishing a New Mexico Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). The constitutional amendment, […]

NM House Republicans will Stand for the 2nd Amendment and Call for Governor to Work with Sheriffs on Responsible Gun Laws

NM House Republicans will Stand for the 2nd Amendment and Call for Governor to Work with Sheriffs on Responsible Gun Laws FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Santa Fe, NM- House Republicans will fight to protect New Mexican’s 2nd Amendment rights during the upcoming legislative session. The Governor announced today that […]

NM House Republicans Request Examination of NMSP ‘Operation Surge’

NM House Republicans Request Examination of NMSP ‘Operation Surge’ January 6, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Santa Fe, NM-  Seven NM House Republican members from across the state sent a letter to Governor Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico State Police (NMSP), the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), and the Administrative Office of District Attorneys […]

 NM House Republicans Call for Rule Changes and Commitment to Transparency for Legislative Body  December 31, 2019 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Santa Fe, NM-  Today, New Mexico House Republicans sent a letter to House Speaker Brian Egolf requesting his commitment to enhance transparency in the House of Representatives. The letter contains three suggested rule changes […]

NM House GOP Statement on the Passing of Representative Bill Pratt December 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Statement from NM House Republican Leader on Passing of Representative Bill Pratt  Artesia, NM – “New Mexico lost an exceptional leader today in Representative Bill Pratt. His collegial character and passion for his constituents will surely […]

NM House Republican Leader Meets with President Trump to Discuss Increasing Economic Opportunities at White House Roundtable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2019 Washington, DC – Today, House Republican Floor Leader Jim Townsend (R-Artesia) participated today in a roundtable discussion at the White House with President Trump, Vice President Pence and other state leaders to discuss how Federal and State governments can take needed action to reduce the number and costs of regulations […]

Rep. Kelly Fajardo to CYFD: Get Moving on Task Force!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2019 LOS LUNAS, NM—Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) sent a letter to New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Secretary Brian Blalock asking why his agency has not yet convened a task force to examine New Mexico’s Child Protective Services as directed by the Legislature. Earlier this year, the Legislature unanimously […]

NM House Republicans Ask Federal Agencies to Appeal U.S. District Court Injunction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2019 SANTA FE, NM—Twenty-one Republican state representatives signed a letter to the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asking the agencies to appeal a recent ruling issued by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins. The ruling orders the U.S. Forest Service to cease timber management activities on […]

Statement From Reps. Gail Armstrong and Rebecca Dow on U.S. District Judge’s Order to Stop All Timber Management Activities on New Mexico’s National Forests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2019 SANTA FE, NM—Reps. Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena) and Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences) released the following statement in response to a recent order issued by U.S. District Judge Raner Collins directing the U.S. Forest Service to cease all timber management activities on all national forest in New Mexico as well […]

House Republican Caucus Chair Candy Spence Ezzell’s Statement on Governor’s Proposed Vehicle Emission Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2019 ROSWELL, NM—New Mexico House Republican Caucus Chair Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Roswell) released the following statement in response to the new vehicle emission standards proposed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The proposed standard would apply to cars sold in New Mexico beginning in model year 2022. It is projected that […]

House Republican Whip Rod Montoya’s Statement on Governor’s Energy Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2019 SANTA FE, NM—House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) released the following statement after attending Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Energy Summit earlier today: “Governor Lujan Grisham’s Energy Summit today made one thing crystal clear: the governor wants to eliminate the industry that’s responsible for 45% of the state’s budget without […]

Rep. Rebecca Dow Honored By New Mexico Mining Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2019 TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM—Rep Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences) was a guest of honor at the New Mexico Mining Association’s (NMMA) annual banquet held on September 5, 2019. The dinner was part of the organization’s 80th Annual Convention and Trade Show held at the New Mexico Institute for Mining […]

Career and technical ed working for NM’s future

By Rep. Tim Lewis (R-Rio Rancho) With the beginning of the school year upon us, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the big picture. The ultimate goal of K-12 education is to give students the skills they need to become contributing members of society. For years, academic success meant graduating from high school […]

House Republican Leader James Townsend on NM Revenue Estimates Released Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2019 ARTESIA, NM—New Mexico House Republican Leader James Townsend (R-Artesia) issued the following statement in response to the state revenue estimates released today: “This money should be used to invest in the economic future of New Mexico. It should not be used to bloat the size of government or throw […]

Rep. Alonzo Baldonado’s Statement On Bernalillo County Commission’s Vote To Approve Paid Leave Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 21, 2019  LOS LUNAS, NM—Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Los Lunas) released the following statement after learning of the Bernalillo County Commission’s vote to impose paid leave requirements on businesses operating in the unincorporated areas of the county. Small businesses with as few as two employees will be affected by this new mandate.   […]

Help is on the way to fix Southeastern New Mexico’s highways

By Rep. David Gallegos (R-Eunice) The New Mexico state budget is experiencing record budget surpluses, and it appears these surpluses, maybe as much as $1 billion per year, may continue for the foreseeable future.  These surpluses are the sole result of the oil and natural gas boom occurring in the portion of the Permian Basin […]

NM House Republican Caucus Chair Candy Spence Ezzell’s Statement On Governor’s Public Safety Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 14, 2019  SANTA FE, NM—House Republican Caucus Chair Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Roswell) released the following statement after attending Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public safety summit held earlier today:  “After the horrific act of violence we witnessed so close to home in El Paso, people across New Mexico are asking how we can stop […]

NM Rep. Kelly Fajardo Named To Executive Board Of NCSL’s Women’s Legislative Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 30, 2019   SANTA FE—New Mexico Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) has been tapped to serve on the Executive Board of the Women’s Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Fajardo will be formally installed to the Executive Board during the NCSL’s Legislative Summit scheduled for August 6th in Nashville, Tennessee.   The Women’s Legislative Network is a professional […]

Scare tactics try to take shine off copper mine

By Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences) We are fortunate to live in a place as beautiful as New Mexico. The landscape here is unlike any other, and it must be protected. However, New Mexico is also a poor state. Many of our families are struggling to carve out a decent living, especially in our […]

Rep. Alonzo Baldonado Calls for Emergency Hearing on PED Secretary’s Dismissal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2019 SANTA FE—Today, Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Los Lunas) delivered a letter to Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC) Chair Christine Trujillo (D-Albuquerque) requesting that the LESC hold an emergency hearing on the sudden dismissal of Public Education Department (PED) Secretary Karen Trujillo. Secretary Trujillo was abruptly fired from her position earlier […]

Rep. Kelly Fajardo Hosting Valencia County Community and Jobs Fair on July 24 in Los Lunas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2019 LOS LUNAS, NM—Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R- Los Lunas) is hosting a community and jobs fair on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The event will take place at the Los Lunas High School Cafeteria from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Job seekers will have access to area employers who are actively […]

NM Rep. Kelly Fajardo Tapped for Key National Committee

FOR IMMDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2019 LOS LUNAS, NM—New Mexico Representative Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) has been selected by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to serve on the organization’s Legislator Nominating Committee. With this appointment, Fajardo will help select the group’s leaders and guide its future direction. NCSL is a national organization that supports […]

You have the right to send all of your money to Santa Fe

NM House Republican Leader James Townsend (R-Artesia)  This Independence Day holiday, while many of us will celebrate with backyard barbeques and neighborhood fireworks, bureaucrats in Santa Fe will be busy updating their accounting codes to prepare for the influx of new tax revenue. It will be a happy time for fans of big government.   I can’t […]

Corporate profits, not politics, the reason for NM film boom

Corporate profits, not politics, the reason for NM film boom  Rep. Paul Bandy (R-Aztec) and Rep. Phelps Anderson (R-Roswell) Recently, we read in disbelief the Albuquerque Journal headline, “Abortion politics help fuel NM film boom.” The headline is flat-out wrong about the reason behind Hollywood’s presence in our state.  The film business is just like any corporate enterprise. While studio executives and film stars may support our state’s social policies, ultimately everything revolves around the […]