Sen. John Danforth [R]

Former Senator from Missouri

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1976-1994 Senator Missouri

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Danforth is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Danforth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (33%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (11%) Health (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Law (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, Danforth missed 235 of 7,289 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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