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Sen. John East

Former Senator from North Carolina, Republican

East, a Republican, was a senator from North Carolina from 1981 to 1986.

Photo of Sen. John East [R-NC, 1981-1986]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). East is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

East was the primary sponsor of 4 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

East sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Law (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Jul 1986, East missed 268 of 2,169 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is much worse than the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jul 1986. 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: