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Sen. Milton Young

Former Senator for North Dakota

Young was a senator from North Dakota and was a Republican. He served from 1945 to 1980.

Photo of Sen. Milton Young [R-ND, 1945-1980]

Enacted Legislation

Young was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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

Young sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (50%) Water Resources Development (15%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Young recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1945 to Dec 1980, Young missed 1,004 of 10,798 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is on par with the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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