Sen. John Chafee

Former Senator from Rhode Island


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1976-1999 Senator Rhode Island

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Bills Sponsored

Some of Chafeeā€™s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1999, Chafee missed 374 of 9,156 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1999. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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