Sen. Phil Gramm

Former Senator from Texas, Republican

Gramm, a Republican, was a senator from Texas from 1985 to 2002.

He was previously the representative for Texas's 6th congressional district (1979-1984).

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Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gramm is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gramm sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) International Affairs (11%) Law (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Taxation (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Commerce (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Nov 2002, Gramm missed 298 of 6,287 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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