Sen. Richard “Dick” Clark

Former Senator from Iowa

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1973-1978 Senator Iowa

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Clark was a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Clark’s time serving in the Senate. Clark’s bills had a total of 162 cosponsors in the 95th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Clark to other members of the Senate in the 95th 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 Clark’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Clark missed 183 of 3,513 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is better than the median of 10.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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