Read our 2018 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
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 and Space
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Member, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity 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 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- S. 898 (113th): Albuquerque, New Mexico, Federal Land Conveyance Act of 2013
- S. 611 (113th): Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment Act
- S. 1974 (112th): Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2011
Does 20 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Native Americans (21%) Health (14%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Environmental Protection (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Energy (9%) Education (7%)
Some of Udall’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2891: A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to establish Tribal Wildlife ...
- S. 2871: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from ...
- S. 2873: A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to reform the renewable fuel ...
- S. 2823: Las Cruces Bataan Memorial Clinic Act
- S.Res. 386: A resolution supporting international cooperation and continued United States leadership to maintain access ...
- S. 2718: Western Water Security Act of 2019
- S. 2691: A bill to establish the position of Ombudsman for Border and Immigration Enforcement ...
From Jan 2009 to Nov 2019, Udall missed 35 of 3,306 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. 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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