Sen. Trent Lott

Former Senator from Mississippi, Republican

Lott, a Republican, was a senator from Mississippi from 1989 to 2007.

He was previously the representative for Mississippi's 5th congressional district (1973-1988).



Our unique analysis of the bills Lott 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). Lott is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lott sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Commerce (12%) Law (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Taxation (9%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2007, Lott missed 176 of 6,510 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2007. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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