Sen. Howell Heflin [D]

Former Senator from Alabama

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1979-1996 Senator Alabama

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Heflin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Heflin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (23%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Taxation (14%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Heflin missed 215 of 7,052 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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