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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’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Herrell is among the Republican legislators who participated in President Trump’s months-long, multifarious attempted coup during the 2020 presidential election and culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Herrell voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
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 Nov 29, 2022. 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:

Energy (21%) Immigration (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Environmental Protection (12%) Health (12%) International Affairs (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Herrell recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Herrell voted Nay

Herrell voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Herrell voted Yea

Herrell voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Herrell voted Nay

Passed 410/16 on Nov 4, 2021.

Herrell voted Nay

Herrell voted Nay

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Herrell voted Nay

Passed 415/11 on Apr 14, 2021.

Herrell voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Nov 2022, Herrell missed 25 of 923 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with 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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