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Sen. Mark Hatfield

Former Senator from Oregon, Republican

Hatfield, a Republican, was a senator from Oregon from 1967 to 1996.

Photo of Sen. Mark Hatfield [R-OR, 1967-1996]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hatfield is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hatfield was the primary sponsor of 48 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

Hatfield sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Education (14%) Health (12%) Environmental Protection (10%) Commerce (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1996, Hatfield missed 1,659 of 12,874 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. 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: