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Sen. Mark Andrews

Former Senator for North Dakota

Andrews was a senator from North Dakota and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1986.

He was previously the representative for North Dakota’s at-large district as a Republican from 1973 to 1980; and the representative for North Dakota’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1963 to 1972.

Photo of Sen. Mark Andrews [R-ND, 1981-1986]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Andrews is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1986 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Andrews sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Andrews was the primary sponsor of 12 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 at least about half 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

Andrews sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (36%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Social Welfare (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Education (8%) Taxation (7%) Private Legislation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Andrews missed 97 of 2,368 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is on par with the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. 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: