Sen. Howard Baker Jr.

Former Senator from Tennessee

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1967-1984 Senator,

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Baker was a centrist Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Baker’s time serving in the Senate. Baker’s bills had a total of 253 cosponsors in the 98th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Baker 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 Baker’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1984, Baker missed 1,571 of 8,392 roll call votes, which is 18.7%. This is worse 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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