Sen. Samuel Hayakawa

Former Senator from California, Republican

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



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hayakawa is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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