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Sen. Edward Zorinsky

Former Senator from Nebraska, Democrat

Zorinsky, a Democrat, was a senator from Nebraska from 1976 to 1987.

Photo of Sen. Edward Zorinsky [D-NE, 1976-1987]

Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Zorinsky is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Zorinsky was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Zorinsky sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (35%) Environmental Protection (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Education (8%) Taxation (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Feb 1987, Zorinsky missed 112 of 4,607 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is better than the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1987. 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: