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Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez

Representative for New Mexico’s 3rd District

pronounced TER-eh-sa // fer-NAN-dez

Leger Fernandez is the representative for New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. Leger Fernandez is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 63 years old.

Photo of Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez [D-NM3]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Leger Fernandez.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Leger Fernandez 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 Leger Fernandez has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 27, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Teresa Leger Fernandez sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Leger Fernandez was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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

Leger Fernandez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (30%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Labor and Employment (13%) Education (13%) Energy (10%) Water Resources Development (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Leger Fernandez recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Leger Fernandez voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Leger Fernandez voted Yea

Leger Fernandez voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Leger Fernandez missed 35 of 1,164 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% 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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Primary Sources

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