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Sen. Paul Laxalt

Former Senator for Nevada

Laxalt, a Republican, was a senator from Nevada from 1974 to 1986.

Photo of Sen. Paul Laxalt [R-NV, 1974-1986]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Laxalt is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1986 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 Laxalt sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Laxalt was the primary sponsor of 12 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

Laxalt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Taxation (18%) Private Legislation (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Water Resources Development (10%) Native Americans (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1974 to Oct 1986, Laxalt missed 1,251 of 6,398 roll call votes, which is 19.6%. This is much worse than the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. 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: