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Sen. Dirk Kempthorne

Former Senator for Idaho

Kempthorne was a senator from Idaho and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1998.

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kempthorne is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1998 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 Kempthorne sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 at least about half 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%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Law (15%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Environmental Protection (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Commerce (9%) Animals (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: