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Sen. Philip Hart

Former Senator from Michigan, Democrat

Hart, a Democrat, was a senator from Michigan from 1959 to 1976.

Photo of Sen. Philip Hart [D-MI, 1959-1976]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hart is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hart was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Hart sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (30%) Commerce (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Energy (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Hart missed 1,031 of 6,547 roll call votes, which is 15.7%. This is worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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: