Heinrich's Extreme Environmental Agenda Trumps Job Creation

Press Release

By:  Heather Wilson
Date: June 22, 2012
Location: Hobbs, NM

While Heather Wilson toured New Mexico's oil patch today, she was reminded once again that Congressman Martin Heinrich's extreme environmental agenda would kill jobs and decimate the economy in southeast New Mexico.
"Congressman Heinrich is an environmental extremist who supports a radical agenda that would cause electric bills to skyrocket and put thousands of New Mexico jobs on the chopping block," Wilson said. "If he had it his way, southeast New Mexico would be a sea of unemployment. We cannot afford to send Congressman Heinrich to the United States Senate when his liberal agenda trumps job creation. I support a balanced, long-term energy policies that will create jobs here at home and reduce energy prices."
In 2009, Heinrich voted for the Cap and Trade Bill that would kill an estimated 11,000 jobs in New Mexico.

Background:
Heinrich Voted For Nancy Pelosi's Job-Killing Cap-And-Trade Bill: "Today, H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energyand Security Act of 2009 (ACES) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 219 to 212. U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) voted in favor of this historic legislation that will propel our nation into a new clean energy economy. . . . "This legislation will transform our nation,' said Rep. Martin Heinrich." (Martin Heinrich, Press Release, 6/26/09)
Heinrich Claimed The Cap-And-Trade Bill Would "Result In Significant Savings Or Other Benefits For American Families" And "Create Millions Of New American Jobs," Including "An Estimated 11,000 Statewide In New Mexico." "ACES would result in significant savings or other benefits for American families, including, reducing consumer spending on utility bills by approximately 7 percent in 2020, resulting in an average savings of approximately $130 per household. The measure would also create millions of new American jobs -- an estimated 11,000 statewide in New Mexico, or an average of approximately 3,700 in the first congressional district." (Congressman Martin Heinrich, "Heinrich Votes For Transformative Historic Clean Energy Legislation," Press Release, 6/26/09)