Sen. Robert Dole [R]

Former Senator from Kansas

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1969-1996 Senator Kansas
1963-1968 Representative Kansas's 1st District
1961-1962 Representative Kansas's 6th District

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dole is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dole sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) Law (15%) International Affairs (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Jun 1996, Dole missed 664 of 12,130 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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