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Sen. Roman Hruska

Former Senator for Nebraska

Hruska was a senator from Nebraska and was a Republican. He served from 1954 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1953 to 1954.

Photo of Sen. Roman Hruska [R-NE, 1954-1976]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hruska is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hruska sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hruska was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Hruska sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (28%) Law (23%) Private Legislation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) International Affairs (7%) Native Americans (4%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1954 to Oct 1976, Hruska missed 865 of 7,079 roll call votes, which is 12.2%. This is on par with the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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