Sen. Max Baucus

Former Senator from Montana, Democrat

Baucus, a Democrat, was a senator from Montana from 1978 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Montana's 1st congressional district (1975-1978).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Baucus is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2013 Statistics

Read our 2013 Report Card for Baucus for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baucus sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (32%) Taxation (21%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Social Welfare (7%) Water Resources Development (5%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Feb 2014, Baucus missed 283 of 12,444 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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