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Sen. Hugh Scott Jr.

Former Senator from Pennsylvania, Republican

Scott, a Republican, was a senator from Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district (1947-1958); and the representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district (1941-1944).

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


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Scott is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Scott was the primary sponsor of 15 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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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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.

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Primary Sources

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