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Sen. David Durenberger

Former Senator from Minnesota, Republican

Durenberger, a Republican, was a senator from Minnesota from 1978 to 1994.

Photo of Sen. David Durenberger [R-MN, 1978-1994]


Our unique analysis of the bills Durenberger 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). Durenberger is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Durenberger was the primary sponsor of 16 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

Durenberger sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Health (21%) Taxation (18%) Education (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Environmental Protection (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Dec 1994, Durenberger missed 424 of 6,133 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 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: