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Sen. Gale McGee

Former Senator for Wyoming

McGee, a Democrat, was a senator from Wyoming from 1959 to 1976.

Photo of Sen. Gale McGee [D-WY, 1959-1976]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

McGee is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 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 McGee sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

McGee was the primary sponsor of 2 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

McGee sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) Private Legislation (28%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) International Affairs (11%) Health (4%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%) Labor and Employment (4%) Energy (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, McGee missed 1,608 of 6,547 roll call votes, which is 24.6%. This is much worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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: