Sen. Daniel Inouye

Former Senator from Hawaii, Democrat

Inouye, a Democrat, was a senator from Hawaii from 1963 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Hawaii's at-large district (1959-1962).

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Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Inouye is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Inouye was the primary sponsor of 50 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Inouye sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (39%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Native Americans (7%) International Affairs (6%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Inouye’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Nay S. 1619 (112th): Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
Oct 11, 2011. Bill Passed 63/35.
Nay H.R. 4 (112th): Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011
Apr 5, 2011. Bill Passed 87/12.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Yea On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
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 1963 to Dec 2012, Inouye missed 2,735 of 18,958 roll call votes, which is 14.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2012. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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