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Sen. William “Bill” Frist

Former Senator for Tennessee

Frist, a Republican, was a senator from Tennessee from 1995 to 2006.

Photo of Sen. William “Bill” Frist [R-TN, 1995-2006]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Frist is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2006 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Frist sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Frist 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

Frist sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) Law (16%) International Affairs (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Health (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2006, Frist missed 39 of 4,156 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. 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: