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Sen. Clifford Case

Former Senator for New Jersey

Case was a senator from New Jersey and was a Republican. He served from 1955 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1945 to 1954.

Photo of Sen. Clifford Case [R-NJ, 1955-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Case is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 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 Case sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Case was the primary sponsor of 3 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 at least about half 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

Case sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (21%) Private Legislation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Taxation (10%) Water Resources Development (10%) Agriculture and Food (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Oct 1978, Case missed 540 of 8,227 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is better than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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: