Sen. Herbert “Herb” Kohl (D)

Former Senator from Wisconsin

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1989-2012 Senator Wisconsin

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Kohl 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). Kohl is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

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

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Recent Legislative Activity

Passed House & Senate

S.J.Res. 44 (112th): A joint resolution granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding.

Sponsor: Sen. Herbert “Herb” Kohl [D-WI, 1989-2012]

Last Action: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

Explanation: This resolution was passed by Congress on January 1, 2013 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)

Jan 1, 2013