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Sen. Craig Thomas

Former Senator for Wyoming

Thomas was a senator from Wyoming and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2007.

He was previously the representative for Wyoming’s at-large district as a Republican from 1989 to 1994.

Photo of Sen. Craig Thomas [R-WY, 1995-2007]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Thomas is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2008 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 Thomas sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Thomas was the primary sponsor of 21 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 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

Thomas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Law (13%) Commerce (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Thomas’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.R. 2206 (110th): U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007
May 24, 2007. Motion Agreed to 80/14.
The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, (Pub.L. 110–28, 121 Stat. 112, enacted May 25, 2007), is an emergency appropriations act passed by the 110th United States Congress that provides funding for the Iraq War through September 30, ...
Nay S. 761 (110th): America COMPETES Act
Apr 25, 2007. Bill Passed 88/8.
Yea H.Con.Res. 67 (110th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of ...
Feb 17, 2007. Bill Passed 47/33.
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to May 2007, Thomas missed 110 of 4,337 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 2007. 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: