Sen. John Tower

Former Senator from Texas

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1961-1984 Senator,

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Tower was a lonley far-right Republican follower according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Tower’s time serving in the Senate. Tower’s bills had a total of 154 cosponsors in the 98th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Tower to other members of the Senate in the 98th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jun 1961 to Oct 1984, Tower missed 1,431 of 9,412 roll call votes, which is 15.2%. This is worse than the median of 6.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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