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Sen. Gordon Humphrey

Former Senator for New Hampshire

Humphrey, a Republican, was a senator from New Hampshire from 1979 to 1990.

Photo of Sen. Gordon Humphrey [R-NH, 1979-1990]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Humphrey is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1990 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Humphrey sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Humphrey was the primary sponsor of 15 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

Humphrey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) International Affairs (14%) Taxation (12%) Health (11%) Energy (9%) Families (9%) Labor and Employment (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1990, Humphrey missed 184 of 4,859 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is on par with the median of 4.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1990. 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: