Sen. Larry Craig

Former Senator from Idaho, Republican

Craig, a Republican, was a senator from Idaho from 1991 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district (1981-1990).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Craig is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Craig sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Health (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Families (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Craig missed 86 of 6,087 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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