Sen. Joseph Montoya

Former Senator from New Mexico, Democrat

Montoya, a Democrat, was a senator from New Mexico from 1964 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for New Mexico's at-large district (1957-1964).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Montoya is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Montoya sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Private Legislation (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Agriculture and Food (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1976, Montoya missed 1,141 of 5,163 roll call votes, which is 22.1%. This is much worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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