New Mexico House Democrats

Jeff Steinborn: Bring transparency to lobbying process in state

Las Cruces Sun-News
POSTED:   02/08/2015 05:19:04 PM MST

Now is the time for greater transparency of lobbying in New Mexico. We all deserve to have a government that works for all of us — not just those at the top or out-of-state special interests. As a public servant, I want our legislative process to be as transparent as possible and I will keep fighting to ensure this for every hard-working New Mexican.

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Native American Community Dismissed by House Republicans and Governor Martinez

SANTA FE – American Indian Day was created as an opportunity for Tribes, Nations, and Pueblo Leaders to address the full New Mexico Legislature. Historically multiple Pueblo Leaders and Tribal Leaders have addressed the concerns of their communities to the joint session. Today was the first American Indian Day where the House Majority party gave this opportunity to a sitting Governor instead. During the last American Indian Day in 2013, seven leaders from our Native American communities addressed the joint session

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House Democrats launch NMHouseDems.com

Website will give New Mexicans direct access to their Representatives 

SANTA FE – Today, Democrats in the New Mexico House of Representatives launched NMHouseDems.com, a go-to site for constituents to contact their Representatives and stay up to date on the work that Democratic House Members are doing for New Mexicans.

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PRC Ethics bill passes the House of Representatives with bipartisan support

Bill bringing more public trust in the PRC now heads to the Senate

SANTA FE – Today, House Democratic Leader Brian Egolf’s PRC Ethics bill passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The final vote was 44 - 19, HB 27 now heads to the Senate.  

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House Republicans blast Mandatory Flunking bill out of committee

 

SANTA FE – Today in an unprecedented move, House Republicans motioned to remove the mandatory flunking bill from House Appropriations and Finance Committee to place on the temporary calendar during today’s afternoon floor session. This procedure is referred to as a “blast.”  It is very uncommon for the majority party in any chamber to blast any of their bills out of a committee that they have referred it to. 

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House Democrats Outline 2015 Legislative Priorities

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On Monday, January 19, 2015, House Democrats appeared together at the South Valley Economic Development Center to highlight their priorities for the 60-day legislative session. 

We are committed to fighting for New Mexicans by making sure our families have the opportunities to thrive and our small businesses have the resources to they need to succeed.

From raising the minimum wage to putting caps on interest rates for payday lending, House Democrats will fight to level the playing field for hard working New Mexicans and give them a fair shot in our competitive economy.

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Republicans in House Regulatory and Public Affairs fail to protect our most vulnerable New Mexicans from economic ruin

HB 24 and HB 36 tabled on party line vote with every Republican voting to table

 

SANTA FE, NM – Today, House Republicans voted to table HB 24 and HB 36 that would cap high risk small loans at 36%. HB 36 is sponsored by Representative Gail Chasey and HB 24 is sponsored by House Democratic Caucus Chair, Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero. Every Republican in the House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee voted to table the bills in order to wait for an industry bill. 

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