Sen. Harrison Schmitt [R]

Former Senator from New Mexico

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1977-1982 Senator New Mexico

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Schmitt sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schmitt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schmitt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Taxation (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Schmitt’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Schmitt missed 241 of 3,176 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is on par with the median of 7.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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