Sen. Herbert “Herb” Kohl

Former Senator from Wisconsin, Democrat

Kohl, a Democrat, was a senator from Wisconsin from 1989 to 2012.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kohl is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kohl sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Commerce (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Law (9%) Taxation (9%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Jan 2013, Kohl missed 69 of 7,907 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. 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: