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Sen. Maxwell Cleland

Former Senator for Georgia

Cleland was a senator from Georgia and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2002.

Photo of Sen. Maxwell Cleland [D-GA, 1997-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cleland is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2002 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Cleland sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Cleland was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Cleland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Families (10%) Commerce (10%) Law (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Cleland missed 7 of 1,917 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. 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: