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Sen. Alan Dixon

Former Senator from Illinois, Democrat

Dixon, a Democrat, was a senator from Illinois from 1981 to 1992.

Photo of Sen. Alan Dixon [D-IL, 1981-1992]


Our unique analysis of the bills Dixon 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). Dixon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Dixon was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Dixon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (29%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Taxation (11%) International Affairs (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Dixon missed 195 of 4,355 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is on par with 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

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