Sen. James Abourezk
Former Senator from South Dakota
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South Dakota's 2nd District
See Also: Bioguide
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.
Some of Abourezk’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3609 (95th): A Bill to authorize the Blackfeet and Gros Ventre Tribes of Indians ...
- S. 3610 (95th): Lake Traverse Indian Reservation Recognition Act
- S. 3553 (95th): A Bill to provide for a study of the Crow Creek Village ...
- S.Res. 574 (95th): A Resolution waiving section 402 (a) of the Congressional Budget Act of ...
- S.Res. 575 (95th): A Resolution authorizing supplemental expenditures by the Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
- S. 3525 (95th): A bill for the relief of Paul Sakwa.
- S.Res. 544 (95th): A resolution waiving section 402 (a) of the Congressional Budget Act of ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills