Sen. Paul Tsongas
Former Senator from Massachusetts
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Massachusetts's 5th District
See Also: Bioguide
Tsongas was a far-left Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Tsongas’s time serving in the Senate. Tsongas’s bills had a total of 356 cosponsors in the 98th Congress.
Use this chart to compare Tsongas to other members of the Senate in the 98th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Tsongas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3071 (98th): Agency for Technological Innovation Act of 1984
- S. 2917 (98th): A bill to confer citizenship posthumously on Corporal Wladyslaw Staniszewski
- S. 2831 (98th): A bill for the relief of Fung-Ming Wong.
- S.Con.Res. 128 (98th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Union ...
- S. 2811 (98th): United States Skills Corporation Act
- S.J.Res. 326 (98th): A joint resolution to readmit Georgia Tavoularis Moser to status and privileges ...
- S.J.Res. 316 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week of September 30 through October 6, ...
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From Feb 1979 to Oct 1984, Tsongas missed 275 of 2,670 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is worse than the median of 6.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. 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:
- 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