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Sen. David Durenberger

Former Senator for Minnesota

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

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Durenberger is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1994 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Durenberger sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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: