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Sen. Joseph Montoya

Former Senator for New Mexico

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).

Photo of Sen. Joseph Montoya [D-NM, 1964-1976]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Montoya is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Montoya sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Montoya was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

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

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: