Sen. Tom Udall

Senator from New Mexico, Democrat

Udall, a Democrat, has been the senior senator from New Mexico since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district (1999-2008).

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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Udall for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Tom Udall sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Udall sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) Health (15%) Native Americans (14%) Education (13%) Commerce (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Environmental Protection (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Udall’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Feb 11, 2016. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay S. 754: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct 27, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Dec 2016, Udall missed 25 of 2,333 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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Primary Sources

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