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).



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)

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%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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