Sen. Steven Symms

Former Senator from Idaho, Republican

Symms, a Republican, was a senator from Idaho from 1981 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district (1973-1980).

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Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Symms is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Symms sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (31%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Health (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Social Welfare (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Symms missed 239 of 4,355 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is on par with the median of 4.7% 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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