“Steve Pearce shouldn’t be collecting a six figure paycheck from the taxpayers if he’s not going to show up to work,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.
“Pearce has missed over one third of House votes this year all while campaigning for Governor, and even skipped votes to attend fundraisers. If he thinks he can skip out on his job and have the people of New Mexico vote him into higher office in November, he is sadly mistaken.”
Santa Fe New Mexican: Pearce missing votes since launching campaign for governor
By Andrew Oxford | March 16, 2018
- “Southern New Mexico did not have a voice one way or the other when it came time for the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on easing pollution limits on some coal plants, limiting regulations on bankers or changing the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
- “U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican congressman from Hobbs who is campaigning for governor, missed those votes. In fact, data from the nonpartisan project GovTrack shows he has missed more roll call votes in the House than any other member of the state’s congressional delegation so far this year and more than nearly any other member of the chamber.”
- “Pearce has missed 41 votes in 2018 — about 36 percent, according to GovTrack’s data.”
- “The number of votes Pearce has missed spiked as he hits the campaign trail for governor. He missed only seven votes in all of 2017, for example.”
- “The congressman also missed votes on two different measures that would have eased pollution limits for some coal plants and brick factories. Backers argued that the measures would protect jobs while environmental groups contended the bills would diminish air quality. Pearce appears to have had a fundraiser in New Mexico on the day of one of those votes.”
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