Udall, a Democrat, is the senior senator from New Mexico and has served since Jan 6, 2009. Udall is next up for reelection in 2020.
He was previously the representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district (1999-2008).
Read our 2016 Report Card for Udall.
Udall is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Tom Udall sits on the following committees:
- Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Joint Committee on Printing
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Member, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Udall was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 986 (114th): Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act
- S. 501 (114th): New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act
- S. 898 (113th): Albuquerque, New Mexico, Federal Land Conveyance Act of 2013
- S. 611 (113th): Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment Act
- S. 923 (113th): Balancing Food, Farm, and the Environment Act of 2013
- S. 1974 (112th): Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2011
- S. 3903 (111th): A bill to authorize leases of up to 99 years for lands held in trust for Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.
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).
Udall sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Native Americans (17%) Health (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Education (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Commerce (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Udall’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2146: Urban Indian Health Parity Act
- S. 2133: PLACES Act
- S. 1931: Empowering Citizens Act
- S. 1929: Empower Act of 2017
- S. 1895: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2017
- S. 1880: We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017
- S. 1833: Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017
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On the Nomination PN41: Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to be Director of National Intelligence
Mar 15, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 85/12.
On the Nomination PN40: John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security
Jan 20, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 88/11.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
S. 754: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct 27, 2015. Bill Passed 74/21.
After years of delay and false starts, Congress may finally be on the verge of passing a bill to address Internet data breaches and cybersecurity. The Senate is once again debating the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S. 754), or CISA, and it appears to have ...
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 263/171.
This is the Senate's October 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill ...
H.R. 5349 (110th): To extend the Protect America Act of 2007 for 21 days.
Feb 13, 2008. Failed 191/229.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2017, Udall missed 29 of 2,653 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 18 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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