Sen. Craig Thomas

Former Senator from Wyoming, Republican

Thomas, a Republican, was a senator from Wyoming from 1995 to 2007.

He was previously the representative for Wyoming's at-large district (1989-1994).

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

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Thomas sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Thomas is shown as a purple triangle. (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

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