Sen. Birch Bayh

Former Senator from Indiana

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1963-1980 Senator,

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Bayh was a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Bayh’s time serving in the Senate. Bayh’s bills had a total of 678 cosponsors in the 96th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Bayh to other members of the Senate in the 96th Congress on leadership and ideology.

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

Bills Sponsored

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, Bayh missed 1,782 of 7,758 roll call votes, which is 23.0%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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