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Sen. Rod Grams

Former Senator for Minnesota

Grams was a senator from Minnesota and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2000.

He was previously the representative for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 1994.

Photo of Sen. Rod Grams [R-MN, 1995-2000]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Grams is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2000 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Grams sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Grams was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 at least about half 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

Grams sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Commerce (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Law (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Taxation (10%) Labor and Employment (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2000, Grams missed 49 of 2,203 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: