Read our 2020 Report Card for Udall.
Udall is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2020 positioned according to our 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 21, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Udall was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 294 (116th): Native American Business Incubators Program Act
- S. 256 (116th): Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act
- S. 675 (116th): Prompt and Fast Action to Stop Damages Act of 2019
- S. 2926 (114th): Science Prize Competitions Act of 2016
- S. 2508 (114th): Youth Sports Concussion Act
- S. 986 (114th): Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act
- S. 501 (114th): New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act
Does 23 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Udall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Native Americans (24%) Environmental Protection (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Health (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Energy (7%) Agriculture and Food (6%)
Some of Udall’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4886 (116th): Durbin Feeling Native American Languages Act of 2020
- S. 4682 (116th): Care Corps Demonstration Act of 2020
- S. 4681 (116th): Plastic Pellet Free Waters Act
- S. 4406 (116th): Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act
- S. 4385 (116th): Stopping COVID Scams Act of 2020
- S. 4357 (116th): REPLANT Act
- S.Res. 662 (116th): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
From Jan 2009 to Jan 2021, Udall missed 44 of 3,659 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2021. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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