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Sen. Dirk Kempthorne

Former Senator from Idaho, Republican

Kempthorne, a Republican, was a senator from Idaho from 1993 to 1998.

Photo of Sen. Dirk Kempthorne [R-ID, 1993-1998]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kempthorne is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Kempthorne was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were 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

Kempthorne sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (16%) Law (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Environmental Protection (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Commerce (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1993 to Oct 1998, Kempthorne missed 16 of 2,255 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1998. 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: