Sen. Byron Dorgan

Former Senator from North Dakota

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1992-2010 Senator,
North Dakota
1981-1992 Representative,
North Dakota's At-Large District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Dorgan was a centrist Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Dorgan’s time serving in the Senate. Dorgan’s bills had a total of 455 cosponsors in the 111th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Dorgan to other members of the Senate in the 111th 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 Dorgan’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Feb 1993 to Dec 2010, Dorgan missed 108 of 6,233 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity