Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson

Former Senator from Washington

Elected Positions

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

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Jackson was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Jackson’s time serving in the Senate. Jackson’s bills had a total of 49 cosponsors in the 98th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Jackson to other members of the Senate in the 98th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 603 of 10,561 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is better than the median of 6.5% 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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