Sen. Hubert Humphrey Jr.

Former Senator from Minnesota, Democrat

Humphrey, a Democrat, was a senator from Minnesota from 1971 to 1978.

He was previously Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) (1965-1969; Democratic); and a senator from Minnesota (1949-1964).

Photo of Sen. Hubert Humphrey [D-MN, 1971-1978]

Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Humphrey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Humphrey was the primary sponsor of 12 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 about one third or more 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

Humphrey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Agriculture and Food (20%) Private Legislation (15%) International Affairs (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Energy (9%) Education (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1949 to Feb 1978, Humphrey missed 1,404 of 6,988 roll call votes, which is 20.1%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1978. 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: