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Sen. Harold Hughes

Former Senator for Iowa

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

Photo of Sen. Harold Hughes [D-IA, 1969-1974]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hughes is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1974 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 Hughes sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hughes was the primary sponsor of 2 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

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

Missed Votes

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

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