Sen. Steven Symms

Former Senator from Idaho

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1981-1992 Senator,
1973-1980 Representative,
Idaho's 1st District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Symms was a far-right Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Symms’s time serving in the Senate. Symms’s bills had a total of 325 cosponsors in the 102nd Congress.

Use this chart to compare Symms to other members of the Senate in the 102nd Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Symms missed 236 of 4,343 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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