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Sen. Paul Hatfield

Former Senator from Montana, Democrat

Hatfield, a Democrat, was a senator from Montana from 1978 to 1978.

Photo of Sen. Paul Hatfield [D-MT, 1978-1978]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hatfield is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hatfield was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1978 to Oct 1978, Hatfield missed 105 of 519 roll call votes, which is 20.2%. 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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: