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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).

Photo of Sen. Larry Craig [R-ID, 1991-2008]

Analysis

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)

Enacted Legislation

Craig was the primary sponsor of 30 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

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

Key Votes

Craig’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 2642 (110th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
Jun 26, 2008. Motion Agreed to 92/6.
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 ...
Yea H.R. 6 (110th): Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
Jun 21, 2007. Bill Passed 65/27.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub.L. 110-140 originally named the Clean Energy Act of 2007) is an Act of Congress concerning the energy policy of the United States. As part of the Democratic Party's 100-Hour Plan during the 110th Congress, it was ...
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 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: