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).



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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Inouye sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (39%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (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

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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