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Sen. Harris Wofford

Former Senator for Pennsylvania

Wofford was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 1994.

Photo of Sen. Harris Wofford [D-PA, 1991-1994]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wofford is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1994 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 Wofford sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wofford was the primary sponsor of 3 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 at least about half 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

Wofford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (21%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Labor and Employment (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Education (8%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1991 to Dec 1994, Wofford missed 38 of 1,220 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with 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: