Sen. Robert Kasten Jr.

Former Senator from Wisconsin, Republican

Kasten, a Republican, was a senator from Wisconsin from 1981 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Wisconsin's 9th congressional district (1975-1978).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kasten is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Kasten was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kasten sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (34%) Agriculture and Food (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Commerce (7%) International Affairs (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Kasten missed 90 of 4,355 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is better than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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