Sen. Alan Cranston

Former Senator from California, Democrat

Cranston, a Democrat, was a senator from California from 1969 to 1992.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Cranston sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cranston is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cranston sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (40%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Health (13%) International Affairs (10%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1992, Cranston missed 1,096 of 10,635 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is much worse than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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