Sen. Quentin Burdick

Former Senator from North Dakota, Democrat

Burdick, a Democrat, was a senator from North Dakota from 1960 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for North Dakota's at-large district (1959-1960).


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burdick is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Burdick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (33%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Water Resources Development (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Families (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Native Americans (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Aug 1960 to Aug 1992, Burdick missed 723 of 12,644 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is on par with the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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