Rep. Yvette Herrell

Rep. Yvette Herrell Serving the people of New Mexico in Congress. Member of the Natural Resources and Oversight & Reform Committees. This is the official government page for U.S.

Representative Yvette Herrell of New Mexico. COMMENT POLICY

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09/11/2021

20 years ago today, 19 al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four aircraft and claimed the lives of 2,974 people, shocking our nation and the entire world.

The devastation and destruction was heartbreaking, but swiftly overcome by American resilience following the attacks.

Heroic first responders ran towards danger, risking their own lives to rescue victims, and their selfless fortitude will always be remembered. The brave passengers of Flight 93 prevented further tragedy by overwhelming terrorist hijackers; their courage saved countless American lives.

Regardless of political party, race, or creed, the 9/11 attacks on our nation remind us of the unifying values that can bring Americans together on the darkest of days.

Today, I want to especially commend the work of the men and women responsible for the new 9/11 Memorial Monument in New Mexico. This community-sponsored Memorial Monument in the Village of Williamsburg was created by hardworking and dedicated New Mexicans to pay solemn tribute to those we lost on 9/11, and the heroes who rose amid the flames.

Following the attacks, 42 of New Mexico’s finest traveled across the country to assist in search and rescue operations; our country will forever be grateful for all first responders who served their fellow Americans.

I commend all the first responders, volunteers, and countless Americans from all backgrounds who helped us to heal in the wake of this great tragedy, and continue to pray for all families who lost their loved ones.

Joe Biden's vaccine mandate is unconstitutional and unscientific. He has no authority to make such decrees, as he admitt...
09/10/2021
Biden vaccine mandate marks another White House flip-flop

Joe Biden's vaccine mandate is unconstitutional and unscientific. He has no authority to make such decrees, as he admitted only months ago. It is a disgrace to his oath of office, and more worthy of impeachment than anything done by his predecessor.

President Biden will announce Thursday that all employers with more than 100 workers must either require employees to have coronavirus vaccinations or test unvaccinated workers weekly, despite statements from the White House in July that such mandates were "not the role" of the federal government.

Withdrawing Chipman as ATF nominee was the right move by the Biden administration. Americans need leaders who appreciate...
09/09/2021
White House Pulls ATF Pick David Chipman

Withdrawing Chipman as ATF nominee was the right move by the Biden administration. Americans need leaders who appreciate and champion their constitutional rights, rather than make a career out of opposing them.

David Chipman’s confirmation had appeared increasingly in jeopardy as several centrist Democrats remained publicly uncommitted to supporting him.

Proud to lead this letter to President Biden demanding accountability and transparency in vetting Afghan nationals. Ther...
09/09/2021
GOP letter to Biden flags Afghan evacuees' 'rushed and incomplete' vetting

Proud to lead this letter to President Biden demanding accountability and transparency in vetting Afghan nationals. There have already been instances of criminals and s*x abusers getting through to our country from Afghanistan--we must ensure this doesn't happen again.

More than 40 Congressional Republicans have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, raising flags about the “rushed and incomplete vetting of Afghan evacuees” who were brought to America from Afghanistan following the Taliban's takeover.

I'll be appearing on Fox News Primetime at 7PM ET/5PM MT to discuss what I saw touring the Afghan evacuee camp at Hollom...
09/08/2021
GOP Rep. was banned from taking photos inside Afghan refugee tent city

I'll be appearing on Fox News Primetime at 7PM ET/5PM MT to discuss what I saw touring the Afghan evacuee camp at Holloman Air Force Base, as well as my new letter to Joe Biden demanding transparency in the vetting/resettlement process. Tune in!

GOP Rep. Yvette Herrell described the tent city housing Afghan refugees she saw during her tour of Holloman Air Force Base, where 14 refugees have tested positive for COVID, people can leave freely.

Yesterday I visited Holloman Air Force Base, which will be housing 5000 Afghan evacuees by Friday. While I was glad for ...
09/08/2021
Congresswomen differ over vetting of 2,000 Afghan refugees at Holloman AFB - KVIA

Yesterday I visited Holloman Air Force Base, which will be housing 5000 Afghan evacuees by Friday.

While I was glad for the opportunity to review the conditions on base, senior DHS and State Department officials were dismissive and hostile on vital questions of vetting, assimilation, and the identities of thousands of Afghan nationals on base.

I will be publishing my full account shortly.

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico - Two of New Mexico's congressional representatives visited Holloman Air Force Base on Tuesday afternoon to observe the living conditions of Afghan refugees. "There are a lot of little children wearing shirts that had the American flag," said U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell, the Repu...

Rep. Herrell and Rep. Stansbury recount tour of Holloman Air Force Base
09/08/2021
Rep. Herrell and Rep. Stansbury recount tour of Holloman Air Force Base

Rep. Herrell and Rep. Stansbury recount tour of Holloman Air Force Base

New Mexico lawmakers left with a pretty positive outlook after visiting Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico for the first time on Tuesday, where thousands of Afghan refugees are being housed. Republican congresswomen Yvette Herrell, who represents southern New Mexico's second congressi...

Looking forward for my tour of Holloman AFB today. In addition to ensuring that living conditions are decent, we must co...
09/07/2021
Young girls presented as wives of older men, a problem as US processes Afghan refugees

Looking forward for my tour of Holloman AFB today. In addition to ensuring that living conditions are decent, we must confirm that proper vetting of Afghan nationals is taking place. This is not just for the benefit of Americans, but for the women and girls who continue to be victimized by men who use them as a ticket to our country. We see this every day on our southern border, and we're seeing it now among some evacuees from Afghanistan.

U.S. officials at intake centers in the United Arab Emirates and at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin have identified numerous incidents in which young Afghan girls have been presented to authorities as the "wives" of much older men.

I will be visiting Holloman AFB on Tuesday to review living conditions for Afghan refugees as well as their vetting proc...
09/06/2021
Holloman AFB receives first Afghan refugees

I will be visiting Holloman AFB on Tuesday to review living conditions for Afghan refugees as well as their vetting process. I will report back on the situation as soon as possible. The people of New Mexico deserve transparency.

https://cbs4local.com/newsletter-daily/holloman-afb-receives-first-afghan-refugees

Holloman Air Force Base has received the first Afghan refugees on Tuesday. A-C-130J Super Hercules carrying Afghan evacuees arrived at Holloman Air Force Base from Philadelphia. “I am truly impressed by the men and women of Task Force–Holloman, the 49th Wing, and the Basic Expeditionary....

09/06/2021

Today we celebrate the workers who have built America. Every policy we craft in Congress must first serve the men and women who strengthen our country through their labor, preserving their communities and defending their families. Happy Labor Day!

Congressional oversight is needed NOW. We cannot bring rapists and human traffickers into this country and allow them to...
09/03/2021
Afghan evacuation raises concerns about child trafficking

Congressional oversight is needed NOW. We cannot bring rapists and human traffickers into this country and allow them to be resettled alongside the people they have abused.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are looking into reports that in the frantic evacuation of desperate Afghans from Kabul, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as “brides” or otherwise s*xually abused.

Insane federal spending in this monstrous Democrat budget ads insult to injury for millions of Americans suffering under...
09/03/2021
Herrell Introduces Amendments to Suspend Gas Tax, Preserve Education Funding, Defend Energy Producers, and More

Insane federal spending in this monstrous Democrat budget ads insult to injury for millions of Americans suffering under runway inflation and unemployment in Joe Biden's America.

I have offered amendments that would protect American families from the worst actions of the Biden administration, by temporarily suspending the federal gas tax until the COVID crisis ends.

These amendments would also preserve revenue for public education and first responder funding that comes from the energy industry, save jobs by ending punishing fees against New Mexico businesses, and move to end the Biden administration's leasing ban that stands in the way of American energy independence.

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New Mexico has been at the center of America's great achievements in technology and engineering for generations, and I e...
09/02/2021
Future Engineers :: NASA TechRise Challenge

New Mexico has been at the center of America's great achievements in technology and engineering for generations, and I encourage our students interested in aeronautics and space exploration to take part in this contest offered by NASA!

From their website:

If you are in sixth to 12th-grade at a U.S. public, private, or charter school, your challenge is to team up with your schoolmates and develop an experiment for one of the following flight test vehicles:

1) Suborbital rocket with about three minutes of microgravity (i.e., weightlessness)
2) High-altitude balloon with more than four hours of flight time at 70,000 feet, exposure to Earth’s atmosphere, and views of our planet

A total of 57 winning teams will each receive $1,500 to build their experiment, a 3D-printed flight box in which to build it, and an assigned spot to test their experiment on a NASA-sponsored suborbital flight.

  From remote sensing and climate research to microgravity experiments and technologies to explore the Moon, schools are invited to join NASA in its mission to advance space exploration and enhance our knowledge of Earth. If you are in sixth to 12th-grade at a U.S. public, private, or...

We the People deserve transparency, but the Biden administration isn't interested.
09/01/2021
GOP Rep. says she's blocked from seeing Afghan refugees at Fort Bliss

We the People deserve transparency, but the Biden administration isn't interested.

Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell says she's been blocked from visiting Fort Bliss to see the situation with Afghan refugees as more questions are being raised about the vetting process bringing them in.

We the People deserve transparency, but the Biden administration isn't interested.
09/01/2021
GOP Rep. says she's blocked from seeing Afghan refugees at Fort Bliss

We the People deserve transparency, but the Biden administration isn't interested.

Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell says she's been blocked from visiting Fort Bliss to see the situation with Afghan refugees as more questions are being raised about the vetting process bringing them in.

Do you know a young man or woman who wants to serve our country? On September 9th, the entire New Mexico Congressional d...
09/01/2021

Do you know a young man or woman who wants to serve our country? On September 9th, the entire New Mexico Congressional delegation is hosting a virtual information event for Americans interested in becoming an officer in the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. Learn about the application and nomination process for our great service academies! Register here: https://usafa-admissions.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcuuprjksH9WHR78bny3SsFaKuZn5CYNk

Do you know a young man or woman who wants to serve our country? On September 9th, the entire New Mexico Congressional delegation is hosting a virtual information event for Americans interested in becoming an officer in the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. Learn about the application and nomination process for our great service academies! Register here: https://usafa-admissions.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcuuprjksH9WHR78bny3SsFaKuZn5CYNk

I was glad to voice the concerns of many New Mexicans in an interview with the Daily Mail included in this piece. I am m...
08/31/2021
Ted Cruz says Afghan refugees are getting Ubers when they arrive in US

I was glad to voice the concerns of many New Mexicans in an interview with the Daily Mail included in this piece. I am monitoring the situation in the Second District closely, and have been briefed on the arrivals. As I have said before, the people of New Mexico deserve to have a say in this process, to know how vetting is being conducted, and to know the results of that vetting

Ted Cruz claimed Afghan refugees can call an uber to leave their holding location in the U.S. as Republican criticism of the Biden administration's vetting process ramped up.

Joe Biden’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan is disgraceful, as he leaves countless bodies and an unknown number of A...
08/30/2021
Last plane carrying Americans from Afghanistan departs as longest U.S. war concludes

Joe Biden’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan is disgraceful, as he leaves countless bodies and an unknown number of Americans behind Taliban lines. But even the incompetence of Biden and his Pentagon brass does not erase 20 years of selfless service from the brave men and women of our armed forces.

We must honor their sacrifice by rescuing every American we can.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/last-plane-carrying-americans-afghanistan-departs-nation-s-longest-war-n1278012

The final flight capped a bloody and chaotic end to the conflict, as fighting and terror attacks amid the evacuation scramble left hundreds dead.

New Mexico's Second District is on track to host more Afghan refugees than any other congressional district in the natio...
08/30/2021
State, local leaders react to Afghan refugees coming to NM air base

New Mexico's Second District is on track to host more Afghan refugees than any other congressional district in the nation. We need transparency on vetting, numbers, and resettlement plans.

https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/state-local-leaders-react-to-afghan-refugees-coming-to-nm-air-base/

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – As Afghan refugees begin to make their way to Holloman Air Force Base, state leaders remain divided on them coming to New Mexico in the first place. While some say they’ll…

08/30/2021

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to support my PAUSE Act, which would defend our borders and preserve health protections against new COVID cases entering the country. Thank you Chaves County!

Disgraceful.
08/30/2021

Disgraceful.

Disgraceful.

08/26/2021

Today was the deadliest day for Americans in Afghanistan in years.

This tragedy did not have to happen.

General Milley, Secretary Austin, and Secretary Blinken should resign, and be replaced with leaders who will put American lives first and protect our armed forces. President Biden has failed our allies, our troops and their families, and our entire nation.

08/24/2021
08/24/2021

The infrastructure bill MUST prioritize jobs and energy independence!

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