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Sen. Philip Hart

Former Senator for Michigan

Hart was a senator from Michigan and was a Democrat. He served from 1959 to 1976.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hart is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hart sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full 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 at least about half 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%) Labor and Employment (11%) Transportation and Public Works (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: