Rep. Gabriel (Gabe) Vasquez
Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd District
Vasquez proposed $31 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $5 million to City of Bayard for “Bayard Wastewater Systems Improvement”
- $5 million to New Mexico Department of Transportation for “I-10 Improvement Project”
- $4 million to County of Bernalillo for “Atrisco Vista Boulevard Improvement Project”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Gabriel (Gabe) Vasquez sits on the following committees:
Vasquez recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5669: To provide that employees of tribally controlled schools are eligible to receive a …
- H.R. 5222: Energy Workers Health Improvement and Compensation Fund Act
- H.R. 4455: Community Facilities Program for Rural Clean School Bus Infrastructure Act
- H.R. 3658: Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act
- H.R. 2915: Farm Workforce Support Act of 2023
- H.R. 2917: Economic Opportunity for Border Communities Act
- H.R. 2916: Expanding Regional Airports Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2023 to Sep 2023, Vasquez missed 1 of 455 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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