Sen. Harrison Schmitt

Former Senator from New Mexico

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1977-1982 Senator,
New Mexico

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Schmitt was a far-right Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Schmitt’s time serving in the Senate. Schmitt’s bills had a total of 184 cosponsors in the 97th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Schmitt to other members of the Senate in the 97th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Schmitt missed 230 of 3,157 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is worse than the median of 6.5% 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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