Sen. Birch Bayh [D]

Former Senator from Indiana

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1963-1980 Senator Indiana

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bayh is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bayh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (34%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Commerce (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Law (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, Bayh missed 1,899 of 7,907 roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is much worse than the median of 9.2% 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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