Sen. James McClure

Former Senator from Idaho, Republican

McClure, a Republican, was a senator from Idaho from 1973 to 1990.

He was previously the representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district (1967-1972).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McClure is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McClure sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Energy (22%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Water Resources Development (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1990, McClure missed 918 of 8,464 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is much worse than the median of 4.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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