Dayton is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2006 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Dayton sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 22, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Dayton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (25%) Commerce (14%) Health (12%) Law (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Taxation (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Dayton recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 4020 (109th): Renewable Fuels Promotion Act
- S. 3239 (109th): Uniform Insurance Non-Coverage Disclosure Act
- S. 2921 (109th): Railroad Competition Act of 2006
- S. 2812 (109th): Renewable Fuels Promotion Act
- S. 2263 (109th): Freedom From Foreign Oil Act of 2006
- S. 2031 (109th): A bill to provide for the valuation of employee personal use of …
- S. 1776 (109th): Permanent Emergency Agricultural Assistance Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2001 to Dec 2006, Dayton missed 59 of 1,953 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills