Sen. Harold Hughes

Former Senator from Iowa, Democrat

Hughes, a Democrat, was a senator from Iowa from 1969 to 1974.



Our unique analysis of the bills Hughes 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). Hughes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hughes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (57%) Armed Forces and National Security (43%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Hughes missed 459 of 2,759 roll call votes, which is 16.6%. This is worse 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

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