Sen. Warren Magnuson

Former Senator from Washington, Democrat

Magnuson, a Democrat, was a senator from Washington from 1944 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Washington's 1st congressional district (1937-1942).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Magnuson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Magnuson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Private Legislation (14%) Environmental Protection (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) International Affairs (7%) Water Resources Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1944 to Dec 1980, Magnuson missed 1,505 of 10,820 roll call votes, which is 13.9%. This is worse than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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