Our unique analysis of the bills Martinez sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Martinez is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Martinez was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1401 (111th): A bill to provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Arnold Palmer in recognition of his service to the Nation in ...
- S. 3241 (110th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1717 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the “CeeCee Ross Lyles Post ...
- S. 1386 (109th): A bill to exclude from consideration as income certain payments under the national flood insurance program.
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).
Martinez sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Health (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Law (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%)
Some of Martinez’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1555 (111th): Office of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act
- S. 1485 (111th): National Hurricane Research Initiative Act of 2009
- S. 1401 (111th): A bill to provide for the award of a gold medal on ...
- S. 1364 (111th): Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2009
- S. 1363 (111th): Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2009
- S. 1127 (111th): Disability Data Modernization Act
- S.Res. 149 (111th): A resolution expressing solidarity with the writers, journalists, and librarians of Cuba ...
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On the Nomination PN506: Sonia Sotomayor, of New York, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Aug 6, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 68/31.
On the Nomination PN171: Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq
Apr 21, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 73/23.
On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
On the Nomination PN347: Janet T. Neff, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan
Jul 9, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/4.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Jan 2005 to Sep 2009, Martinez missed 53 of 1,574 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 2009. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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