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Rep. Matthew Rosendale Sr.

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 is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Rosendale is among the Republican legislators whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Rosendale voted for the exclusion of all of the votes in Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the Electoral College count that determined the next President of the United States. Legislators voting to disenfranchise these states were fooled by, or actively participated in, the same lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the insurrection at the Capitol.
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 Nov 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Matthew Rosendale Sr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rosendale sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (33%) Taxation (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Immigration (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rosendale voted Nay

Passed 414/9 on Nov 16, 2021.

Rosendale voted Nay

Passed 413/10 on Nov 2, 2021.

Rosendale voted Nay

Rosendale voted Nay

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Rosendale voted Nay

Rosendale voted Nay

Rosendale voted Nay

Passed 411/5 on Apr 15, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Nov 2021, Rosendale missed 10 of 386 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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

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