Sen. Thomas “Tom” Daschle

Former Senator from South Dakota

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1987-2004 Senator,
South Dakota
1983-1986 Representative,
South Dakota's At-Large District
1979-1982 Representative,
South Dakota's 1st District

See Also: Daschle's Official Website | OpenSecrets | Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Daschle was a centrist Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Daschle’s time serving in the Senate. Daschle’s bills had a total of 631 cosponsors in the 108th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Daschle to other members of the Senate in the 108th 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 Daschle’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2004, Daschle missed 84 of 6,221 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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