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New Mexico

New Mexico: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Heinrich, Martin D $10,661 ($86) $10,575 30 3
Udall, Tom D $17,975 ($8,061) $9,914 34 3
Average   $14,318 ($4,074) $10,245 32 3
             
Lujan Grisham, Michelle D $83,302 ($6,240) $77,062 48 1
Lujan, Ben D $63,177 ($3) $63,174 50 1
Pearce, Stevan R $12,527 ($186,624) ($174,097) 23 14
Average   $53,002 ($64,289) ($11,287) 40 5

 

  • All but one Member of New Mexico’s Congressional delegation sponsored legislation that would, on net, increase federal spending if enacted.
  • Congressman Stevan Pearce supported over $174 billion in net spending cuts, more than all but 25 other Representatives in the House.
  • New Mexico’s House delegation, on average, supported $11.3 billion in net cuts, below the average in that Chamber ($145 billion in budget increases).
  • Both of New Mexico’s Senators supported legislative agendas that were above the average for that Chamber ($53 billion in net spending cuts).

The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.

Resources:

National Taxpayers Union Foundation
108 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-5700, fax: 703-683-5722, e-mail: ntuf@ntu.org
www.ntu.org/ntuf
This report should not be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill before Congress or as reflecting on a Member’s fitness to serve.