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)
Dole was the primary sponsor of 57 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1711 (104th): Veterans’ Benefits Improvements Act of 1996
- S. 735 (104th): Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996
- S. 4 (104th): Line Item Veto Act
- S. 1322 (104th): Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995
- S. 257 (104th): A bill to amend the charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to make eligible for membership those veterans that have served within the territorial limits of ...
- S. 273 (104th): A bill to amend section 61h-6, of title 2, United States Code.
- S.J.Res. 172 (103rd): A joint resolution designating May 29, 1995, through June 6, 1995, as a “Time for the National Observance of the Fiftieth anniversary of World war II”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
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 (11%) Labor and Employment (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)
Some of Dole’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1857 (104th): Bipartisan Campaign Practices Commission Act of 1996
- S. 1856 (104th): Medicare Restoration Act of 1996
- S. 1854 (104th): Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Reform Act of 1996
- S. 1830 (104th): NATO Enlargement Facilitation Act of 1996
- S. 1823 (104th): Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996
- S.Res. 256 (104th): A resolution to authorize the production of records by the Select Committee ...
- S.Con.Res. 61 (104th): A concurrent resolution commending the Americans who served the United States during ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills