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Rep. Morris Udall

Former Representative for Arizona’s 2nd District

Udall was the representative for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1961 to 1991.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Udall is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Udall sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Udall was the primary sponsor of 68 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 at least about half 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

Udall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (27%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Energy (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Health (5%) Arts, Culture, Religion (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1961 to May 1991, Udall missed 1,937 of 12,100 roll call votes, which is 16.0%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1991. 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: