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Sen. Tim Hutchinson

Former Senator from Arkansas, Republican

Hutchinson, a Republican, was a senator from Arkansas from 1997 to 2002.

He was previously the representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district (1993-1996).

Photo of Sen. Tim Hutchinson [R-AR, 1997-2002]

Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hutchinson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hutchinson was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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

Hutchinson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Labor and Employment (14%) Law (12%) Commerce (11%) Health (10%) Education (9%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Hutchinson missed 70 of 1,917 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. 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: