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Sen. Paul Trible Jr.

Former Senator from Virginia, Republican

Trible, a Republican, was a senator from Virginia from 1983 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district (1977-1982).

Photo of Sen. Paul Trible [R-VA, 1983-1988]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Trible is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Trible was the primary sponsor of 14 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

Trible sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) International Affairs (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1983 to Oct 1988, Trible missed 67 of 2,201 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is better than the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. 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: