Sen. Tom Udall

Senator from New Mexico, Democrat

Udall, a Democrat, is the senior senator from New Mexico and has served 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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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Udall.

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Tom Udall sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Udall was the primary sponsor of 17 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

Udall sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) Native Americans (17%) Health (15%) Education (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Taxation (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Commerce (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
Nay 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 ...
Nay 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 ...
Nay H.Con.Res. 440 (110th): Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.
Sep 29, 2008. Passed 213/211.
Yea H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
No H.R. 5349 (110th): To extend the Protect America Act of 2007 for 21 days.
Feb 13, 2008. Failed 191/229.
Aye 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.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Mar 2017, Udall missed 26 of 2,437 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% 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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