Haaland was the representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2019 to 2021.
Haaland is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Haaland sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Haaland was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2791 (116th): Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019
- H.R. 7289 (116th): Rent the Camo: Access to Maternity Wear Act
- H.R. 2438 (116th): Not Invisible Act of 2020
- H.R. 2031 (116th): PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act
- H.R. 1900 (116th): Native American Business Incubators Program Act
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Haaland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Native Americans (38%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Energy (5%) Environmental Protection (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Haaland recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 813: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1050 …
- H.R. 8729 (116th): Native American Language Resource Center Act
- H.R. 8665 (116th): Extending Tribal Broadband Priority Act of 2020
- H.R. 8455 (116th): Reconciliation in Place Names Act
- H.R. 8420 (116th): Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act
- H.R. 8401 (116th): To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture …
- H.Res. 1144 (116th): Broadband for All Resolution of 2020
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Mar 2021, Haaland missed 12 of 1,031 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2021. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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