Rep. William Richardson

Former Representative from New Mexico’s 3rd District, Democrat

Richardson, a Democrat, was the representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district from 1983 to 1997.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Richardson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Richardson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Richardson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Environmental Protection (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Native Americans (12%) Health (11%) Law (8%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1983 to Feb 1997, Richardson missed 291 of 7,054 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1997. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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