Sen. James Buckley

Former Senator from New York, Conservative

Buckley, a Conservative, was a senator from New York from 1971 to 1976.



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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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