Sen. Lee Metcalf

Former Senator from Montana, Democrat

Metcalf, a Democrat, was a senator from Montana from 1961 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Montana's 1st congressional district (1953-1960).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Metcalf is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Metcalf sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (33%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) Private Legislation (11%) Energy (9%) Taxation (7%) Native Americans (7%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Environmental Protection (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1961 to Feb 1978, Metcalf missed 1,440 of 6,762 roll call votes, which is 21.3%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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