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Sen. George Aiken

Former Senator from Vermont, Republican

Aiken, a Republican, was a senator from Vermont from 1941 to 1974.

Photo of Sen. George Aiken [R-VT, 1941-1974]

Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Aiken is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Aiken 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

Aiken sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (60%) Private Legislation (40%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1941 to Dec 1974, Aiken missed 599 of 7,702 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is better than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. 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: