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Sen. Howard Baker Jr.

Former Senator for Tennessee

Baker was a senator from Tennessee and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1984.

Photo of Sen. Howard Baker [R-TN, 1967-1984]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Baker is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1984 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Baker sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Baker was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) International Affairs (22%) Private Legislation (12%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1984, Baker missed 1,648 of 8,504 roll call votes, which is 19.4%. This is much worse than 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: