Rep. Melanie Stansbury
Representative for New Mexico’s 1st District
pronounced MEH-luh-nee // STANZ-buh-ree
Stansbury proposed $54 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $17 million to Pueblo of Sandia for “Pueblo of Sandia Child Development Center (CDC)”
- $8 million to Town of Peralta for “Peralta Fire Station”
- $6 million to Mescalero Apache Tribe for “Mescalero Apache Head Start Center”
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
Read our 2022 Report Card for Stansbury.
Stansbury is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Stansbury has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Melanie Stansbury sits on the following committees:
Stansbury was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Stansbury sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Stansbury recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5665: Promoting Accessibility on Federal Lands Act of 2023
- H.R. 5052: Rural Outdoor Investment Act
- H.R. 4356: WaterSMART Access for Tribes Act
- H.Con.Res. 47: Expressing the need for the Senate to provide advice and consent to ratification …
- H.R. 3031: America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act
- H.R. 1221: Buffalo Tract Protection Act
- H.R. 9173 (117th): Colorado River Basin Conservation Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jun 2021 to Sep 2023, Stansbury missed 12 of 1,355 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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