Sen. Donald Riegle Jr. [D]

Former Senator from Michigan

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1977-1994 Senator Michigan
1967-1976 Representative Michigan's 7th District

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Riegle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (19%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, Riegle missed 369 of 7,289 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. 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

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