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Sen. Pete Domenici

Former Senator for New Mexico

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

Congressional misconduct:

In 2008 Domenici received a qualified admonishment for accused of attempting to influence a federal investigation. Senate Select Committee on Ethics issued a qualified admonishment because while they found no evidence of wrongdoing, the senator should have known how it would look. In 2007, Senator Domenici announced he would retire from the Senate in 2008 at the end of his term.

Photo of Sen. Pete Domenici [R-NM, 1973-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Domenici is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2008 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 Domenici sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Domenici was the primary sponsor of 76 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 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).

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
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

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