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Sen. Paul Fannin

Former Senator for Arizona

Fannin was a senator from Arizona and was a Republican. He served from 1965 to 1976.

Photo of Sen. Paul Fannin [R-AZ, 1965-1976]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fannin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 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 Fannin sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fannin was the primary sponsor of 5 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 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

Fannin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (18%) Taxation (17%) Private Legislation (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Native Americans (11%) Social Welfare (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Energy (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1976, Fannin missed 542 of 5,163 roll call votes, which is 10.5%. This is better than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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: