Sen. Slade Gorton [R]

Former Senator from Washington

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1989-2000 Senator Washington
1981-1986 Senator Washington

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gorton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Law (15%) Commerce (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Energy (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Dec 2000, Gorton missed 67 of 6,483 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than 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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