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Sen. Paul Trible Jr.

Former Senator for Virginia

Trible was a senator from Virginia and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1977 to 1982.

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Trible is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1988 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 Trible sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 at least about half 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: