Sen. Richard “Rick” Santorum

Former Senator from Pennsylvania

Elected Positions

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

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Sponsorship Analysis

Santorum was a moderate Republican leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Santorum’s time serving in the Senate. Santorum’s bills had a total of 671 cosponsors in the 109th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Santorum to other members of the Senate in the 109th 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 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 better than 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

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