H.R.8, was passed last night by a margin of 90 votes (257-167).
With the Republicans holding a large majority in the 112th Congress, this means that many members of the GOP voted in favor of the measure (although several Democrats who were not happy with the terms of the legislation voted against it). Bread for the World had urged members to contact their legislators asking them to support the measure.
Still, for the most part, legislators voted along party lines, and this was reflected in the vote of our three members of the House. Reps. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan voted for the measure, and Rep. Steve Pearce cast a nay vote. See full breakdown
Here are some quotes from our three legislators via The Albuquerque Journal.
"None of us are happy with every provision in the legislation, but it
was imperative that we take action to prevent catastrophic and
irreparable harm to the nation’s economy and our middle class." -Rep. Martin Heinrich.
“I cannot support this or any plan that doesn’t provide a solution,”
said Pearce. “Washington doesn’t have a tax problem, it has a spending
problem. The President has said we shouldn’t raise taxes in a recession,
because he understands that no matter who we tax, it will slow our
economy without fixing our debt problem. Still, this is exactly what he
proposes we do." -Rep. Steve Pearce
“Like many New Mexicans, I am disappointed with how this process played
out during a Congress that has created one manufactured crisis after
another. This plan is far from perfect and I do not support all of its
elements, however, it represents a compromise that protects middle-class
families in New Mexico from seeing their income taxes increase and it
ensures that those struggling to find work during this difficult time
will continue to have support,” -Rep. Ben Ray Lujan