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Sen. Lloyd Bentsen Jr.

Former Senator from Texas, Democrat

Bentsen, a Democrat, was a senator from Texas from 1971 to 1993.

He was previously the representative for Texas's 15th congressional district (1947-1954).

Photo of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen [D-TX, 1971-1993]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bentsen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bentsen was the primary sponsor of 47 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

Bentsen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (21%) Health (20%) Taxation (14%) Social Welfare (12%) Environmental Protection (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Education (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Primary Sources

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