Sen. William “Bill” Bradley (D)

Former Senator from New Jersey

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1979-1996 Senator New Jersey
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Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Bradley missed 502 of 7,050 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. 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

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