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

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

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Daschle is shown as a purple triangle. (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 6,222 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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