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Sen. Conrad Burns

Former Senator for Montana

Burns was a senator from Montana and was a Republican. He served from 1989 to 2006.

Photo of Sen. Conrad Burns [R-MT, 1989-2006]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Burns is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2006 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 Burns sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Burns was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Burns sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Commerce (17%) Law (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2006, Burns missed 99 of 6,068 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. 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: