Sen. Ben Nelson

Former Senator from Nebraska

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
2001-2013 Senator,

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Sponsorship Analysis

Nelson was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Nelson’s time serving in the Senate. Nelson’s bills had a total of 55 cosponsors in the 112th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Nelson to other members of the Senate in the 112th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2001 to Jan 2013, Nelson missed 40 of 3,792 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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