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Sen. Hugh Scott

Former Senator for Pennsylvania

Scott was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Republican. He served from 1959 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1947 to 1958; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1941 to 1944.

Photo of Sen. Hugh Scott [R-PA, 1959-1976]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Scott is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Scott sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Scott was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 15 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Scott sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (38%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Arts, Culture, Religion (8%) International Affairs (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Taxation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Energy (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Scott recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Scott missed 813 of 6,547 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is on par with the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: