Sen. Spencer Abraham

Former Senator from Michigan, Republican

Abraham, a Republican, was a senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2000.



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

Enacted Legislation

Abraham was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Abraham sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (14%) Law (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Labor and Employment (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Families (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2000, Abraham missed 0 of 2,203 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. 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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