Our unique analysis of the bills Simpson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Simpson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Simpson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Health (14%) Labor and Employment (13%) Law (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)
Some of Simpson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2191 (104th): Alien Public Assistance Benefits Amendments of 1996
- S. 2188 (104th): A bill to provide for the retention of the name of the ...
- S. 2152 (104th): Agent Orange Benefits Act of 1996
- S. 2151 (104th): Department of Veterans Affairs Employment Reduction Assistance Act of 1996
- S. 2011 (104th): A bill to ensure that appropriated funds are not used for operation ...
- S. 2012 (104th): A bill to redesignate the title of the National Cemetery System and ...
- S. 1907 (104th): Daylight Saving time Extension Act of 1996
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From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Simpson missed 330 of 7,052 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills