Sen. Rod Grams

Former Senator from Minnesota, Republican

Grams, a Republican, was a senator from Minnesota from 1995 to 2000.

He was previously the representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district (1993-1994).



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

Grams sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Commerce (14%) Law (11%) Social Welfare (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

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