Sen. Larry Pressler

Former Senator from South Dakota


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1979-1996 Senator South Dakota
1975-1978 Representative South Dakota's 1st District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Pressler missed 467 of 7,050 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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