Sen. William “Bill” Bradley

Former Senator from New Jersey, Democrat

Bradley, a Democrat, was a senator from New Jersey from 1979 to 1996.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bradley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bradley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Health (11%) Taxation (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Commerce (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Bradley missed 506 of 7,052 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. 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: