Sen. Richard “Rick” Santorum [R]

Former Senator from Pennsylvania

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1995-2006 Senator Pennsylvania
1991-1994 Representative Pennsylvania's 18th District

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Santorum is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Santorum sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (19%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Commerce (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Taxation (10%) Law (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2006, Santorum missed 79 of 4,156 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. 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: