Sen. Paul Coverdell

Former Senator from Georgia, Republican

Coverdell, a Republican, was a senator from Georgia from 1993 to 2000.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Coverdell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Coverdell was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coverdell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Commerce (14%) Law (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Taxation (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1993 to Jul 2000, Coverdell missed 54 of 2,844 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jul 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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