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Sen. James Allen

Former Senator for Alabama

Allen was a senator from Alabama and was a Democrat. He served from 1969 to 1978.

Photo of Sen. James Allen [D-AL, 1969-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Allen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 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 Allen sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Allen was the primary sponsor of 8 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

Allen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) Education (12%) Law (11%) Taxation (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to May 1978, Allen missed 165 of 4,867 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is better than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1978. 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: