Thomas Udall was born in 1948 and is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from New Mexico. Senator Udall’s seat is up for election in 2020 and he announced that he would not seek reelection.
Udall began serving as a United States Senator in 2009 and was reelected in 2014. Prior to joining the Senate, he represented New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 until 2009. He was the Attorney General of New Mexico from 1991 to 1999.
Senator Udall is currently serving on the Foreign Relations Committee; the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Rules and Administration Committee; the Indian Affairs Committee; and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission).
Below is Senator Udall’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Senator Udall supported the Iran nuclear deal. He is a supporter of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Senator Udall opposed the decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem arguing that it was a major setback in the efforts to reach peace. Senator Udall voted against the Taylor Force Act in the Foreign Relations Committee, but supported the amended version.
Senator Udall is an original cosponsor of Senate Resolution 234 – introduced in Congress on June 5th, 2019 – which reaffirms the commitment of the U.S. to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and argues that Israeli annexation of territory in the West Bank would undermine peace and Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.
Supported the Iran nuclear deal https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CREC-2015-07-30/pdf/CREC-2015-07-30-pt1-PgS6166.pdf#page=12
Voted Against the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016
Opposed the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem https://www.tomudall.senate.gov/news/press-releases/udall-statement-on-trumps-decision-to-recognize-jerusalem-as-capital-of-israel-move-us-embassy
Did not oppose UN Security Council Resolution 2334 https://www.abqjournal.com/923103/house-members-oppose-obama-on-israel.html
Original Cosponsor of Senate Resolution 234 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/234/cosponsors