Sen. Pete Domenici

Former Senator from New Mexico, Republican

Domenici, a Republican, was a senator from New Mexico from 1973 to 2008.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Domenici sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Domenici is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Domenici was the primary sponsor of 59 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Domenici sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Environmental Protection (13%) Law (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Water Resources Development (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Domenici’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 7081 (110th): United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act
Oct 1, 2008. Bill Passed 86/13.
Not Voting H.R. 6124 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jun 18, 2008. Veto Overridden 80/14.
Nay H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
May 22, 2008. Veto Overridden 82/13.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Yea H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 2008, Domenici missed 906 of 14,551 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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