Sen. Ted Stevens

Former Senator from Alaska, Republican

Stevens, a Republican, was a senator from Alaska from 1968 to 2008.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Stevens is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stevens sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Law (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Commerce (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Dec 2008, Stevens missed 1,201 of 16,172 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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