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Sen. Charles Robb

Former Senator for Virginia

Robb was a senator from Virginia and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 2000.

Photo of Sen. Charles Robb [D-VA, 1989-2000]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Robb is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2000 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Robb sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Robb was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Robb sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Labor and Employment (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Law (9%) Health (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2000, Robb missed 11 of 4,115 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. 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: