Sen. James Abourezk

Former Senator from South Dakota

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1973-1978 Senator,
South Dakota
1971-1972 Representative,
South Dakota's 2nd District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Abourezk was a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Abourezk’s time serving in the Senate. Abourezk’s bills had a total of 119 cosponsors in the 95th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Abourezk to other members of the Senate in the 95th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Abourezk missed 770 of 3,555 roll call votes, which is 21.7%. This is worse than the median of 10.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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