Sen. Charles “Chuck” Hagel

Former Senator from Nebraska, Republican

Hagel, a Republican, was a senator from Nebraska from 1997 to 2008.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hagel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hagel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (11%) Law (9%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Hagel missed 99 of 3,894 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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