Sen. William Cohen

Former Senator from Maine

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1979-1996 Senator,
1973-1978 Representative,
Maine's 2nd District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Cohen was a centrist Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Cohen’s time serving in the Senate. Cohen’s bills had a total of 48 cosponsors in the 104th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Cohen to other members of the Senate in the 104th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Cohen missed 263 of 7,037 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is 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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