Sen. Donald Riegle Jr.

Former Senator from Michigan, Democrat

Riegle, a Democrat, was a senator from Michigan from 1977 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district (1967-1976).



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)

Enacted Legislation

Riegle was the primary sponsor of 40 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

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%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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