Steve Pearce on Environment

Republican Representative (NM-2)


Burdensome regulations kill jobs, like logging industry

Heavy taxes and burdensome regulations have killed jobs across America. Regulatory balance is needed--commonsense solutions that do not cost a single job. I have introduced legislation to restore jobs in New Mexico's logging industry, where reckless regulation crippled a once-flourishing economy. With careful laws like this one, we can restore jobs to New Mexico.
Source: 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial website pearce.house.gov , Aug 22, 2017

Strike a balance between the environment and the economy

Our land is a precious resource and we should protect, preserve and use it wisely. In Congress, I have sought to strike a reasonable balance between the preservation of lands to protect our natural heritage and opportunities that are critical to economy of New Mexico. Our state has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. I want to ensure they will be there for the next generation.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, www.peopleforpearce.com , Aug 12, 2008

Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences.

Congressional Summary:

Proponent's argument to vote Yes:Rep. JOHN SARBANES (D, MD-3): This bill creates a new National Capacity Environmental Education grant program for which education associations apply competitively for grants that would fund model programs that get children into nature and really have them experiencing the environment.

Rep. BUCK McKEON (R, CA-25): This bill incorporates scientifically-based and technology-driven teaching methods into environmental education. Unfortunately, the new National Capacity Environmental Education Program is duplicative of the existing environmental education program already being run by the EPA. Still, I do not intend to oppose its passage.

Opponent's argument to vote No:Rep. MICHELE BACHMANN (R, MN-6): H.R. 3036 continues our Nation down the ill-fated road of shifting control of school curricula away from the parents and teachers and local school boards who best know what their children need into the hands of Federal Government and its one-size-fits-all approach. To best serve our children's educational needs, local school boards need flexibility to target resources where they are needed most. The needs of individual school districts are not homogenous and are most certainly not best understood by bureaucrats in Washington. This bill represents a step in the wrong direction. Forcing local school districts to direct scarce resources away from core curricula to serve a political agenda will only further suppress the academic performance of America's next generation.

Reference: No Child Left Inside Act; Bill H.R.3036 ; vote number 2008-H614 on Sep 18, 2008

Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013.

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