NEW: Pearce says these 800 business people should decide the size of our monuments. Let’s send him thousands who want them protected.

Just one day after Trump’s Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke told a Senate committee that he had not yet decided whether he would shrink New Mexico’s national monuments, Steve Pearce demanded that Zinke shrink Doña Ana County’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument by an astounding 88% to accommodate just 800 businesses and individuals in the district of more than 606,000 people. From Michael Coleman in the Albuquerque Journal’s Washington Bureau:
WASHINGTON – A day after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he might not alter the size of two of New Mexico’s newest monuments, Rep. Steve Pearce implored him to dramatically shrink the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in his southern district. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

At a Senate hearing Wednesday, Zinke, who is reviewing more than two dozen national monuments for possible reductions in size, said he was open to keeping New Mexico’s newest monuments unchanged. “If it’s settled and people are happy with it, I find no reason to recommend any changes,” Zinke said. But at a House hearing to consider the Interior Department’s budget Thursday, Pearce said that’s not the case.

Here’s how New Mexico’s federal delegation responded to the Congressional baseball shooting

The country took a pause Wednesday morning as they waited, glued to TV and Twitter, for news from the GOP Congressional baseball team practice shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. New Mexico’s lone Republican member of Congress was at the field when shots rang out and he gave a first-hand account via video shortly thereafter. New Mexico’s Senators and other Congresspersons offered their own takes as well as news filtered out.  Here’s a look. New Mexico’s Federal Delegation Responds to #Shooting

And Congressman Pearce gave his own account of being pinned down by the shooter.

Report: Steve Pearce has voted for Trump’s bills 93% of the time

New Mexico voters elected Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump in 2016. But that hasn’t stopped New Mexico’s lone Pro-Trump Congressman, Steve Pearce, from voting with Donald Trump on everything from internet privacy to eliminating healthcare.

In fact, an analysis by ProPublica and FiveThirtyEight shows that Pearce votes Trump’s position 93% of the time, far more than any other New Mexico legislator.

[Watch] New Mexicans tell Steve Pearce what #Trumpcare will do to their families

New Mexico voters elected Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump in 2016.  But that hasn’t stopped New Mexico’s lone Pro-Trump Congressman Steve Pearce from voting with Trump 93% of the time – including for the repeal of Obamacare and replacement with Trumpcare. Congress is on recess this week – home in their districts where they watch local news and hear from voters. We asked real New Mexicans to tell their own healthcare stories and what Pearce and Trump’s cuts – including to rural hospitals, reproductive care for women and Medicaid for a working mom and her child – mean to real New Mexicans. Watch these stories.

We just beat Steve Pearce 3 times at the ballot box. Here’s how we make it 4…

Three times now, a Super PAC founded by our New Mexico’s Tea Party Congressman Steve Pearce has poured last minute ads into local races to pack city councils, school boards and local conservation districts with Pearce proteges. 
And three times we’ve beaten him with grassroots donors, progressive candidates, and our quick response Progressive Champions PAC fighting back. A few weeks ago, we sent the alert that Pearce was targeting two great progressive conservation champions, Craig Fenske and Kevin Bixby, in a local conservation district election in Doña Ana County.  Their opponents endorsed Pearce’s agenda to shrink the nearby national monument and oppose responsible BLM public lands policies. With just 5 days before the election, we fought back.  Our online reports, voter guide and ‘get out the vote’ videos were shared 565 times and were read by 2,556 voters just before the election!

Congress is about to go on break, are you ready for more town halls?

Congress is set to be off for quite a bit of the month of April. According to the Washington Post, the House is only scheduled to be in session for EIGHT days this month. With all that time off, it’s likely we’ll see some of New Mexico’s congressional delegation back home and talking with constituents. Find events near you: ProgressNowNM’s Statewide Progressive Events Calendar
While we’re generally pretty happy with the job our congressional delegation is doing in Washington, it’s always good to be aware of what key issues our congress people and senators are working on. And in southern New Mexico especially, holding Rep. Steve Pearce accountable for the LACK of representation he gives us is absolutely key.