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Sen. David Boren

Former Senator from Oklahoma, Democrat

Boren, a Democrat, was a senator from Oklahoma from 1979 to 1994.

Photo of Sen. David Boren [D-OK, 1979-1994]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Boren is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Boren was the primary sponsor of 8 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

Boren sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Education (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Health (7%) International Affairs (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1994, Boren missed 394 of 6,131 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1994. 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: