Our unique analysis of the bills Gravel sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gravel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Gravel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (17%) Taxation (16%) Water Resources Development (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Energy (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Native Americans (8%)
Some of Gravel’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2863 (96th): A bill for the relief of Kenan Demirci.
- S. 2784 (96th): A bill to amend the Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act of ...
- S. 2766 (96th): Hydropower Development Act of 1980
- S. 2715 (96th): A bill to develop new sources of oil and gas.
- S. 2706 (96th): A bill to establish a one hundred per cent observer program on ...
- S. 2602 (96th): Local Hire Preference Act
- S.J.Res. 166 (96th): A joint resolution designating the first week of August 1980 as “National ...
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From Jan 1969 to Dec 1980, Gravel missed 1,942 of 6,280 roll call votes, which is 30.9%. This is much worse than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills