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Sen. Alan Bible

Former Senator for Nevada

Bible was a senator from Nevada and was a Democrat. He served from 1954 to 1974.

Photo of Sen. Alan Bible [D-NV, 1954-1974]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bible is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1974 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 Bible sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bible was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bible sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Native Americans (23%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Private Legislation (12%) Commerce (8%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Dec 1974, Bible missed 537 of 5,751 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is better than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: