Sen. John Melcher

Former Senator from Montana


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1977-1988 Senator Montana
1969-1976 Representative Montana's 2nd District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1988, Melcher missed 339 of 5,373 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. This is worse than the median of 5.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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