Our unique analysis of the bills Hansen sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hansen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
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%)
Some of Hansen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.J.Res. 162 (95th): A Joint Resolution to authorize the President to issue a proclamation designating ...
- S. 3065 (95th): Investment Incentive Act
- S. 2988 (95th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to engage in ...
- S. 2786 (95th): A bill for the relief of Hanna-Luise Heck.
- S. 2328 (95th): A bill to amend Private Law 95-21 to make a technical correction ...
- S. 2329 (95th): A bill to amend the Fort Laramie National Monument Act.
- S. 2307 (95th): A bill to amend the Interstate Commerce Act to prohibit the amount ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills