Sen. Byron Dorgan

Former Senator from North Dakota, Democrat

Dorgan, a Democrat, was a senator from North Dakota from 1992 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for North Dakota's at-large district (1981-1992).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dorgan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dorgan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Law (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Commerce (13%) Health (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Native Americans (10%) Energy (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1993 to Dec 2010, Dorgan missed 108 of 6,233 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with 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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