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)
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%)
Some of Montoya’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3813 (94th): A bill to authorize the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to pay to ...
- S. 3814 (94th): A bill for the relief of Technical Sergeant Herman F. Baca, United ...
- S. 3816 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to allow ...
- S. 3812 (94th): A bill to grant a Federal charter to the American GI Forum ...
- S. 3659 (94th): A bill to provide for control of incipient or emergency outbreaks of ...
- S.Con.Res. 122 (94th): A concurrent resolution directing the Secretary of the Senate to make corrections ...
- S.J.Res. 197 (94th): A joint resolution requesting the Secretary of the Interior to take certain ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills