Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson

Former Senator from Washington

Democrat

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1959-1983 Senator Washington
1953-1958 Senator Washington
1947-1952 Representative Washington's 2nd District
1941-1946 Representative Washington's 2nd District

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Jackson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jackson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1953 to Oct 1984, Jackson missed 605 of 10,734 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is better than the median of 6.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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