Sen. George Mitchell

Former Senator from Maine, Democrat

Mitchell, a Democrat, was a senator from Maine from 1980 to 1994.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mitchell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Mitchell was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mitchell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Environmental Protection (13%) International Affairs (13%) Health (9%) Law (8%) Taxation (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1980 to Dec 1994, Mitchell missed 42 of 5,477 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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