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Sen. Clifford Hansen

Former Senator for Wyoming

Hansen, a Republican, was a senator from Wyoming from 1967 to 1978.

Photo of Sen. Clifford Hansen [R-WY, 1967-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hansen 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 Hansen sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hansen was the primary sponsor of 6 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 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

Hansen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Private Legislation (15%) Social Welfare (14%) Health (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Hansen missed 464 of 5,822 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. 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: