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Rep. Matthew Rosendale

Representative for Montana’s At-Large District

pronounced MATH-yoo // ROHZ-en-dayl

Rosendale is the representative for Montana’s at-large district and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Rosendale’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Rosendale is among the Republican legislators who participated in President Trump’s months-long, multifarious attempted coup during the 2020 presidential election and culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Rosendale voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Matthew Rosendale [R-MT]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rosendale is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Rosendale has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 1, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Matthew Rosendale sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rosendale sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Energy (10%) Immigration (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Taxation (10%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Rosendale recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Rosendale voted Nay

Rosendale voted Nay

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Rosendale voted Nay

Rosendale voted Nay

Rosendale voted Nay

Rosendale voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Rosendale voted Nay

Passed 426/3 on Mar 2, 2022.

Rosendale voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Dec 2022, Rosendale missed 19 of 932 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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