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Sen. Robert Packwood

Former Senator from Oregon, Republican

Packwood, a Republican, was a senator from Oregon from 1969 to 1995.

Photo of Sen. Robert Packwood [R-OR, 1969-1995]


Our unique analysis of the bills Packwood 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). Packwood is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Packwood was the primary sponsor of 48 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Packwood sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (27%) Health (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Social Welfare (11%) Sports and Recreation (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Sep 1995, Packwood missed 1,034 of 11,839 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 1995. 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: