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Sen. Kent Conrad

Former Senator from North Dakota, Democrat

Conrad, a Democrat, was a senator from North Dakota from 1992 to 2012.

He was previously a senator from North Dakota (1987-1992).

Photo of Sen. Kent Conrad [D-ND, 1992-2012]

Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Conrad is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Conrad was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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

Conrad sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (20%) Health (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Immigration (8%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Conrad’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 3606 (112th): Jumpstart Our Business Startups
Mar 22, 2012. Bill Passed 73/26.
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay H.R. 7081 (110th): United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act
Oct 1, 2008. Bill Passed 86/13.
Yea H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Nay H.R. 3996 (110th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007
Dec 6, 2007. Bill Passed 88/5.
Nay H.Con.Res. 67 (110th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of ...
Feb 17, 2007. Bill Passed 47/33.
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Jan 2013, Conrad missed 115 of 8,706 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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