Sen. Richard “Dick” Clark
Former Senator from Iowa
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Clark was a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Clark’s time serving in the Senate.
Use this chart to compare Clark to other members of the Senate in the 95th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Bill Sponsorship & Cosponsorship
Some of Clark’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3297 (95th): Rural Development Coordination Act
- S. 3298 (95th): Rural Development Consolidation Act
- S. 2968 (95th): Agricultural Export Expansion Act
- S. 2912 (95th): Agricultural Act
- S. 2758 (95th): A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to prevent conflicts of ...
- S. 2487 (95th): Rural Health Needs Planning Act
- S. 2356 (95th): A bill for the relief of Margaret Duff.
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From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Clark missed 183 of 3,513 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is better than the median of 10.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills