Sen. John Chafee

Former Senator from Rhode Island

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1976-1999 Senator,
Rhode Island

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Chafee was a centrist Republican leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Chafee’s time serving in the Senate. Chafee’s bills had a total of 298 cosponsors in the 106th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Chafee to other members of the Senate in the 106th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 373 of 9,145 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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