How Steve Pearce Voted

 

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“Kooks are in charge of our government. You all can recognize a kook, but the media seems to not understand…. People are declaring that we descended from apes. Now, I know that’s not true. The argument that we descended from sheep is still an open question. But the ape idea is completely out of line.”  

– Congressman Steve Pearce


HOW STEVE PEARCE VOTED:

PEARCE VOTES AGAINST UNEMPLOYED NEW MEXICANS—AGAIN

EXTENDED JOBLESS BENEFITS: Voting 187 for and 228 against, the House on March 12 defeated a Democratic bid to expand HR 4138 so that it also restores jobless checks for about 1.5 million of the long-term unemployed whose eligibility for extended benefits expired Dec. 28.

A yes vote was to revive benefits.

Yes: Lujan Grisham, Luján

No: Pearce

 

PEARCE VOTES AGAIN TO BLOW UP U.S.ECONOMY

Says ‘no’ to debt limit extension

Once again, Steve Pearce has voted with the extreme Tea Party to blow up the U.S. economy. He voted against an amendment to S-540, the debt limit extension.

Fortunately, this bill passed 221-201 and provides for an increase of the debt ceiling until March, 15, 2015.

How they voted:

Nays: Pearce

Yeas: Lujan Grisham, Luján


STEVE PEARCE JOINED HIS FELLOW TEA PARTY EXTREMISTS AGAIN AND VOTED AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF HIS 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CONSTITUENTS AND ALL HARD WORKING NEW MEXICANS: After sixteen days of the House Republican shutdown, Steve Pearce joined his fellow Tea Party extremists and voted to continue the shutdown and, and for the first time in over two centuries, for the United States to default on its’ debt obligations, jeopardizing the economic well being of all Americans, the full faith and credit of the nation, and the leadership of the United States in the world.

The House voted 285-144 to end the shutdown and debt crisis. Every Democratic member of Congress voted yes to end the shutdown. Steve Pearce voted no.

How they voted:

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján


ONCE AGAIN, FOR THE THIRD TIME IN THREE DAYS, STEVE PEARCE JOINED HIS FELLOW TEA PARTY EXTREMISTS AND VOTED AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF HIS 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CONSTITUENTS AND ALL HARD WORKING NEW MEXICANS: Unable to get their way, Steve Pearce and his fellow Republican extremists, voting 225-201 on September 30, came together to back the Tea Party Continuing Resolution to shut down the government, hurting New Mexico and putting our economy in jeopardy.

How they voted:

Nays: Pearce

Yeas: Lujan Grisham, Luján


CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTES TO FOR TEA PARTY RESOLUTION TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IF REPUBLICANS CAN’T GET THEIR WAY: Voting in a partisan bloc of 231 for and 192 against, the House on September 28 passed a Republican ‘Tea Party’ Resolution  to shut down the government if the Affordable Care Act, or ‘Obamacare’ is not delayed, and employers aren’t allowed to opt-out of the health care law based on “conscience.”

A yes vote was demand the U.S. Senate and President agree to Tea Party demands or begin a shutdown of the government on September 30.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján


CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTES TO BLOCK THE HEALTH REFORM LAW OR SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT: Voting in a partisan 230 for and 189 against, the House on September 20 passed a Republican ‘Tea Party’ Resolution (H.J. 59) to shut down the government if the Affordable Care Act, or ‘Obamacare’ is not defunded.

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it is likely to die.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján


CONGRESSMAN STEVE PEARCE VOTES AGAINST NEW MEXICO FAMILIES, AGAIN: On September 19, 2013, Steve Pearce (R-CD2) voted for a bill that aims to cut about $40 billion for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nearly one in five New Mexicans, over half of them children, depend on the food assistance program. Almost seventy-five percent of those who depend on the SNAP program are employed, but do not make enough money to meet their families nutritional needs without the assistance of the SNAP program.

The bill to cut to SNAP funds (H.R. 3102) passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a partisan 217-210 vote. All 217 votes in support of the bill were cast by Republican lawmakers, including Pearce. Fifteen Republicans joined 195 Democrats in opposing the bill. Five Democrats and one Republican did not vote.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján


CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTES ON ANOTHER MEANINGLESS ATTEMPT TO BLOCK THE HEALTH REFORM LAW: Voting 232 for and 185 against, the House on Aug. 2 passed a Republican bill (HR 2009) to strip the Internal Revenue Service of its authority to enforce the 2009 health law’s individual mandate. Under the mandate, most individuals are required to maintain a minimal level of health insurance for themselves and their dependents — through either employer-provided coverage, a policy bought in a state-based exchange, Medicaid, Medicare or some other means. Those not complying are subject to an IRS-enforced financial penalty capped at the cost of the insurance they failed to acquire. The Supreme Court has declared such taxing power constitutional. This bill also bars the Treasury and IRS from collecting other taxes or issuing tax credits under the health law.

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it is likely to die.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján


STEVE PEARCE VOTED AGAINST PRESERVING HEALTH-LAW TAX CREDITS FOR MIDDLE AND LOWER INCOME PERSONS: Voting 186 for and 230 against, the House on Aug. 2 defeated a Democratic bid to keep HR 2009 (above) from eliminating two specific tax credits in the Affordable Care Act. The credits are intended to help middle-class families buy coverage in state insurance exchanges and to assist small businesses in buying coverage for their employees.

A yes vote backed the Democratic motion.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján


CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTES TO LET STUDENTS DOWN−AGAIN: On July 19, instead of working on bills to create jobs, Steve Pearce and House Republicans passed H.R 5, the “Letting Students Down Act,” an extremely partisan measure that would gut education funding by billions of dollars and undermine our students’ ability to compete globally for jobs.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján


 

CONGRESSMAN PEARCE WASTES TAX DOLLARS ON MEANINGLESS VOTES TO REPEAL ACA, WHILE WORKING TO BLOCK JOBS AND IMMIGRATION REFORM BILLS: On July 17, 2013 Steve Pearce voted for  H.R. 2667 and H.R. 2668, to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, for the 38th time, while Immigration Reform is still not passed, and while joining his fellow Republicans in blocking a Jobs bill.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján


 

CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTES AGAINST NUTRITION SUPPORT FOR NEW MEXICANS: On July 11, 2013 Steve Pearce voted for the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R. 2642), a partisan farm bill which passed the House by a margin of 216-208 without a single Democratic vote. The Bill completely eliminated important provisions authorizing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other nutrition programs, nutritional support that nearly one in five New Mexicans rely on. With his vote Pearce chose partisanship and politics over New Mexico’s farmers, ranchers and consumers.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján

 


 

CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTES AGAINST WORKING MEN AND WOMEN: The House has rejected an amendment sponsored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (HR 2216). The amendment would have barred funding in the bill for measures to adopt prevailing wage requirements for contractors working on government construction projects. King said the so-called Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements decrease efficiency and stifle competition, as well as upsetting the relationship between management and workers. An opponent, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., said: “A repeal in Davis-Bacon wages has consistently been shown to increase costs because of the poor construction resulting in repairs, revisions, and project delays and consequently substantial cost overruns all as a result of the increase in employing unskilled, unqualified workers on projects.” The vote, on June 4, was 192 yeas to 231 nays.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján

 


CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTED TO DEPORT AN ESTIMATED 800,000 DREAM ACT ELIGIBLE YOUNG PEOPLE:On June 6, 2013 Congressman Pearce voted for an amendment to the 2014 Homeland Security appropriations bill that would prohibit the use of Immigration and Customs Enforcement funds to implement President Obama’s June 2012 order that protects the “DREAMers” from deportation—those estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.  The amendment also prohibits other prosecutorial discretion policies that ensure the agency’s immigration enforcement resources are targeted at serious criminals, and not at those who pose no threat to U.S. communities, such as victims of domestic violence and other crimes who come forward to seek protection and identify their abusers. The amendment passed, 224-201.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján

 


VOTED TO INCREASE INTEREST ON STUDENT LOANS

Student loan interest rates: The House passed the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (HR 1911), sponsored by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn. The bill would set the annual interest rate for new Department of Education Stafford student loans at the rate for 10-year treasury note bonds plus 2.5 percent, with the student loans interest rate not to exceed 8.5 percent. An opponent, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said that by sharply increasing interest rates on Stafford loans, the bill “increases the drag on the economy that the student debt is to families and to young people trying to seek a job and to seek to form family.” The vote, on May 23, was 221 yeas to 198 nays.

Yeas: Pearce

Nays: Lujan Grisham, Luján