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Rep. Melanie Stansbury

Representative for New Mexico’s 1st District

pronounced MEH-luh-nee // STANZ-buh-ree


Stansbury is the representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jun 14, 2021. Stansbury is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Committee Membership

Melanie Stansbury sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Stansbury was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stansbury sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (60%) Water Resources Development (40%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Stansbury recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Stansbury voted Yea

Stansbury voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Stansbury voted Yea

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Stansbury voted Nay

Passed 387/35 on Nov 3, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jun 2021 to Aug 2022, Stansbury missed 4 of 713 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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