Sen. William Roth Jr.

Former Senator from Delaware, Republican

Roth, a Republican, was a senator from Delaware from 1971 to 2000.

He was previously the representative for Delaware's at-large district (1967-1970).


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Roth is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Commerce (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Taxation (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Law (10%) International Affairs (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1971 to Dec 2000, Roth missed 449 of 12,896 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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