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Rep. Yvette Herrell

Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd District

pronounced EE-vet // HAIR-ell

Herrell is the representative for New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. Herrell is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Herrell is among the Republican legislators whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Herrell voted for the exclusion of all of the votes in Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the Electoral College count that determined the next President of the United States. Legislators voting to disenfranchise these states were fooled by, or actively participated in, the same lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the insurrection at the Capitol.
Photo of Rep. Yvette Herrell [R-NM2]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Herrell 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 Herrell has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Oct 12, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Yvette Herrell sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Herrell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (60%) Energy (40%)

Recent Bills

Some of Herrell’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Herrell voted Nay

Herrell voted Nay

Passed 415/11 on Apr 14, 2021.

Herrell voted Nay

Herrell voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Oct 2021, Herrell missed 14 of 315 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is much worse 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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