Sen. William Cohen

Former Senator from Maine

Republican

Elected Positions

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

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cohen is shown as a purple triangle. (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 264 of 7,050 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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