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Sen. David Karnes

Former Senator for Nebraska

Karnes, a Republican, was a senator from Nebraska from 1987 to 1988.

Photo of Sen. David Karnes [R-NE, 1987-1988]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Karnes is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1988 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 Karnes sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Karnes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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

Karnes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (21%) Environmental Protection (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Labor and Employment (14%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1987 to Oct 1988, Karnes missed 131 of 769 roll call votes, which is 17.0%. This is much worse than the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. 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: