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Sen. John Stennis

Former Senator from Mississippi, Democrat

Stennis, a Democrat, was a senator from Mississippi from 1947 to 1988.

Photo of Sen. John Stennis [D-MS, 1947-1988]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Stennis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Stennis was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Stennis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (33%) Immigration (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Labor and Employment (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 1947 to Oct 1988, Stennis missed 1,916 of 13,605 roll call votes, which is 14.1%. This is much worse than the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. 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: