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Sen. Samuel Hayakawa

Former Senator for California

Hayakawa, a Republican, was a senator from California from 1977 to 1982.

Photo of Sen. Samuel Hayakawa [R-CA, 1977-1982]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hayakawa is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1982 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 Hayakawa sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hayakawa was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were 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 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

Hayakawa sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (22%) Immigration (19%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) International Affairs (13%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Taxation (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Hayakawa missed 333 of 3,176 roll call votes, which is 10.5%. This is worse than the median of 7.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1982. 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: