Sen. Howard Metzenbaum

Former Senator from Ohio, Democrat

Metzenbaum, a Democrat, was a senator from Ohio from 1976 to 1994.

He was previously a senator from Ohio (1974-1974).


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Metzenbaum is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Metzenbaum sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Labor and Employment (14%) Commerce (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Health (10%) Law (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1974 to Dec 1994, Metzenbaum missed 376 of 7,832 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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