Sen. Paul Simon
Former Senator from Illinois
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Illinois's 22nd District
Illinois's 24th District
See Also: Bioguide
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.
Some of Simon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2161 (104th): Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996
- S. 2095 (104th): Government Corporation and Government Sponsored Enterprise Standards Act
- S. 1997 (104th): Presidential Succession Clarification Act
- S. 1872 (104th): A bill to amend section 922(x)(5) of title 18, United States Code, ...
- S. 1532 (104th): A bill to provide for the continuing operation of the Office of ...
- S. 1496 (104th): A bill to grant certain patent rights for certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...
- S. 1490 (104th): Pension Audit Improvement Act of 1995
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills