Sen. Claiborne Pell (D)

Former Senator from Rhode Island

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1961-1996 Senator Rhode Island
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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 was a member of the Senate in 1996. 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 1,201 of 14,333 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is much 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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