Sen. Wendell Anderson

Former Senator from Minnesota, Democrat

Anderson, a Democrat, was a senator from Minnesota from 1976 to 1978.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Anderson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Anderson was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Anderson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (42%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Families (5%) Social Welfare (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1978, Anderson missed 340 of 1,156 roll call votes, which is 29.4%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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