Sen. Paul Tsongas

Former Senator from Massachusetts

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1979-1984 Senator,
1975-1978 Representative,
Massachusetts's 5th District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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