Sen. Robert Kerrey

Former Senator from Nebraska, Democrat

Kerrey, a Democrat, was a senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2000.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kerrey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kerrey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (13%) Commerce (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Health (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2000, Kerrey missed 153 of 4,115 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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