Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond

Former Senator from Missouri, Republican

Bond, a Republican, was a senator from Missouri from 1987 to 2010.

Photo of Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond [R-MO, 1987-2010]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bond 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). Bond is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bond was the primary sponsor of 25 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Bond sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (25%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) International Affairs (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Health (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bond’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Yea H.R. 3435 (111th): Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program.
Aug 6, 2009. Bill Passed 60/37.
Not Voting On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
Nay H.R. 2095 (110th): Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of 2008
Oct 1, 2008. Motion Agreed to 74/24.
Nay On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2010, Bond missed 304 of 8,220 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is much worse 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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