Sen. William Proxmire (D)

Former Senator from Wisconsin

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1959-1988 Senator Wisconsin
1957-1958 Senator Wisconsin
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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Proxmire is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Aug 1957 to Oct 1988, Proxmire missed 16 of 12,127 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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