Sen. Russell Feingold

Former Senator from Wisconsin, Democrat

Feingold, a Democrat, was a senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2010.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Feingold is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Feingold sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) International Affairs (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Health (10%) Law (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1993 to Dec 2010, Feingold missed 12 of 6,233 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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