Sen. James Allen

Former Senator from Alabama, Democrat

Allen, a Democrat, was a senator from Alabama from 1969 to 1978.

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Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Allen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Allen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) Education (12%) Law (11%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Taxation (10%) Private Legislation (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

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

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