Sen. John Tower [R]

Former Senator from Texas

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1961-1984 Senator Texas

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Tower is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tower sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Private Legislation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Education (12%) Taxation (9%) Immigration (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jun 1961 to Oct 1984, Tower missed 1,861 of 9,887 roll call votes, which is 18.8%. This is much worse than the median of 6.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. 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: