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Sen. John Ashcroft

Former Senator from Missouri, Republican

Ashcroft, a Republican, was a senator from Missouri from 1995 to 2000.

Photo of Sen. John Ashcroft [R-MO, 1995-2000]

Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ashcroft is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Ashcroft was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Ashcroft sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Law (16%) Commerce (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) International Affairs (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2000, Ashcroft missed 31 of 2,203 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. 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: