Sen. Charles Percy

Former Senator from Illinois, Republican

Percy, a Republican, was a senator from Illinois from 1967 to 1984.


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Percy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Percy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (28%) Economics and Public Finance (22%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Education (5%) Labor and Employment (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1984, Percy missed 1,459 of 8,504 roll call votes, which is 17.2%. This is much worse than the median of 6.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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