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Sen. John Durkin

Former Senator from New Hampshire, Democrat

Durkin, a Democrat, was a senator from New Hampshire from 1975 to 1980.

Photo of Sen. John Durkin [D-NH, 1975-1980]


Our unique analysis of the bills Durkin 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). Durkin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Durkin was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Durkin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (27%) Taxation (21%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Education (8%) Commerce (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Private Legislation (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1975 to Dec 1980, Durkin missed 371 of 3,124 roll call votes, which is 11.9%. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: