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Sen. William Armstrong

Former Senator from Colorado, Republican

Armstrong, a Republican, was a senator from Colorado from 1979 to 1990.

He was previously the representative for Colorado's 5th congressional district (1973-1978).

Photo of Sen. William Armstrong [R-CO, 1979-1990]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Armstrong is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Armstrong was the primary sponsor of 15 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

Armstrong sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Water Resources Development (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1990, Armstrong missed 355 of 4,859 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is worse than the median of 4.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1990. 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: