Humphrey is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 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 Humphrey sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Humphrey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Humphrey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 547 (95th): A resolution relating to the need for the preservation and restoration of ...
- S.Res. 481 (95th): A resolution making Leif Ericson an honorary citizen of the United States.
- S. 2984 (95th): A bill to amend the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960 in ...
- S. 2722 (95th): Mental Health Advocacy Act
- S. 2630 (95th): WIC Amendments
- S. 2612 (95th): A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 ...
- S. 2605 (95th): National Infant Screening Act
From Feb 1978 to Oct 1978, Humphrey missed 122 of 494 roll call votes, which is 24.7%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills