Sen. Lowell Weicker Jr. [R]

Former Senator from Connecticut

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1971-1988 Senator Connecticut
1969-1970 Representative Connecticut's 4th District

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Weicker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Weicker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Commerce (15%) Health (15%) Education (11%) Labor and Employment (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1971 to Oct 1988, Weicker missed 1,092 of 8,781 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is much worse than the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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