Sen. Paul Simon

Former Senator from Illinois

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1985-1996 Senator,
1983-1984 Representative,
Illinois's 22nd District
1975-1982 Representative,
Illinois's 24th District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Simon was a far-left Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Simon’s time serving in the Senate. Simon’s bills had a total of 146 cosponsors in the 104th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Simon to other members of the Senate in the 104th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Oct 1996, Simon missed 417 of 4,368 roll call votes, which is 9.5%. 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

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