Sen. Bob Graham

Former Senator from Florida, Democrat

Graham, a Democrat, was a senator from Florida from 1987 to 2004.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Graham is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Graham was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Graham sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Law (13%) Commerce (12%) Health (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Families (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2004, Graham missed 201 of 6,222 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. 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: