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Sen. Marlow Cook

Former Senator from Kentucky, Republican

Cook, a Republican, was a senator from Kentucky from 1968 to 1974.

Photo of Sen. Marlow Cook [R-KY, 1968-1974]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cook is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Cook was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Cook sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (17%) Energy (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Sports and Recreation (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Cook missed 483 of 2,759 roll call votes, which is 17.5%. This is worse than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. 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: