Sen. John Culver

Former Senator from Iowa, Democrat

Culver, a Democrat, was a senator from Iowa from 1975 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Iowa's 2nd congressional district (1965-1974).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Culver is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Culver sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Environmental Protection (20%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Private Legislation (12%) Taxation (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Commerce (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Culver missed 414 of 3,521 roll call votes, which is 11.8%. This is on par with the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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