News about Gabe Vasquez, our congressional representative!
Representative Gabe Vasquez with Dolores Huerta, April 10, 2023, Dolores Huerta Day, and her 93rd birthday.
Gabe said, "Today we appreciate and celebrate the amazing Dolores Huerta. Her unwavering fight for farmworker rights inspires me to continue to advocate for our farmworkers to be paid a livable wage and to have safe working conditions."
Gabe said, "When we invest in New Mexico, we must invest in the whole state – from our largest cities to our rural towns. Communities like Deming need reliable roads, safe drinking water, and affordable energy to grow. That’s why I’m proud to work with Secretary Pete Buttigieg to bring #NM02 its fair share."
In a joint address with Senator Martin Heinrich and Representative Teresa Leger-Fernandez (NM 03) at the State Legislature, Gabe Vasquez outlined his top priorities for improving New Mexico. Gabe indicated his priorities include supporting workers in the current energy economy while also speeding up capacity to generate renewable energy and the jobs that come with it and holding big polluters accountable. He said he supports common sense gun safety and better salaries for teachers. Full story here. 02/17/2023.
Gabe Vasquez visited the Santa Teresa Port of Entry with US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar. Vasquez, whose parents worked in the maquiladora industry in Ciudad Juarez, said that he is prioritizing getting federal funds for New Mexico to enhance international trade and upgrade border security. Full story here. 2/15/2023
Gabe Vasquez will serve on two agricultural subcommittees: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry; and Forestry. Full story here. 2/12/2023. He also serves on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, where he is on the Readiness and Strategic Forces subcommittees.