Sen. Claiborne Pell

Former Senator from Rhode Island


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1961-1996 Senator Rhode Island

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1961 to Oct 1996, Pell missed 1,094 of 14,315 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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