Sen. John Pastore (D)

Former Senator from Rhode Island

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1959-1976 Senator Rhode Island
1953-1958 Senator Rhode Island
1950-1952 Senator Rhode Island
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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pastore is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1949 to Oct 1976, Pastore missed 868 of 8,110 roll call votes, which is 10.7%. This is on par with the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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