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Sen. Gale McGee

Former Senator from Wyoming, Democrat

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

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


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McGee is shown as a purple triangle. (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%) Labor and Employment (4%) Energy (4%) Health (4%) Armed Forces and National Security (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: