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Sen. Richard “Dick” Stone

Former Senator for Florida

Stone, a Democrat, was a senator from Florida from 1975 to 1980.

Photo of Sen. Richard “Dick” Stone [D-FL, 1975-1980]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stone is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1980 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 Stone sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Stone was the primary sponsor of 2 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 about one third or more 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

Stone sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Social Welfare (17%) Taxation (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Stone missed 209 of 3,521 roll call votes, which is 5.9%. This is better than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. 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: