Sen. Claiborne Pell

Former Senator from Rhode Island

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1961-1996 Senator,
Rhode Island

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Pell was a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Pell’s time serving in the Senate. Pell’s bills had a total of 13 cosponsors in the 104th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Pell to other members of the Senate in the 104th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 1,090 of 14,172 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. 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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