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Sen. George Mitchell

Former Senator from Maine, Democrat

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

Photo of Sen. George Mitchell [D-ME, 1980-1994]


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 32 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

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%) Crime and Law Enforcement (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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: