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Sen. Thomas Eagleton

Former Senator from Missouri, Democrat

Eagleton, a Democrat, was a senator from Missouri from 1968 to 1986.

Photo of Sen. Thomas Eagleton [D-MO, 1968-1986]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Eagleton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Eagleton was the primary sponsor of 33 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Eagleton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Private Legislation (14%) Energy (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Social Welfare (8%) Immigration (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1986, Eagleton missed 982 of 8,648 roll call votes, which is 11.4%. This is much worse than the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: