Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson [D]

Former Senator from Washington

Elected Positions:

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

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 was a member of the Senate in 1984. 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

Issue Areas

Jackson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Energy (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Environmental Protection (7%) Arts, Culture, Religion (7%) Private Legislation (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1953 to Oct 1984, Jackson missed 738 of 10,753 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is on par with the median of 6.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. 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: