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Sen. George Allen

Former Senator from Virginia, Republican

Allen, a Republican, was a senator from Virginia from 2001 to 2006.

He was previously the representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district (1991-1992).

Photo of Sen. George Allen [R-VA, 2001-2006]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Allen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Allen was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Allen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Commerce (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Dec 2006, Allen missed 9 of 1,953 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. 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: