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Sen. Nancy Kassebaum

Former Senator for Kansas

Kassebaum, a Republican, was a senator from Kansas from 1978 to 1996.

Photo of Sen. Nancy Kassebaum [R-KS, 1978-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kassebaum is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1996 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 Kassebaum sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Kassebaum was the primary sponsor of 22 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Kassebaum sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Health (14%) Labor and Employment (13%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Families (11%) Education (10%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Kassebaum missed 368 of 7,052 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. 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: