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Sen. Hugh Scott Jr.

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]

Analysis

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 liberal–conservative 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. 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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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%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Taxation (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: