Our unique analysis of the bills Buckley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Buckley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Buckley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (15%) Taxation (12%) International Affairs (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%)
Some of Buckley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3785 (94th): A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain ...
- S. 3784 (94th): Economic Recovery and Sustained Growth Act
- S. 3760 (94th): A bill to grant certain nationals of Italy and the spouses, children, ...
- S. 3761 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
- S.Res. 520 (94th): A resolution concerning the situation in Northern Ireland.
- S. 3756 (94th): A bill to grant a Federal charter to the International Veteran Boxers ...
- S.Res. 511 (94th): A resolution relating to the Romanian Trade Agreement.
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From Feb 1971 to Oct 1976, Buckley missed 837 of 3,404 roll call votes, which is 24.6%. This is much worse than 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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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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills