Sen. William Scott

Former Senator from Virginia, Republican

Scott, a Republican, was a senator from Virginia from 1973 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district (1967-1972).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Scott is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Scott sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Law (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Environmental Protection (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Scott missed 531 of 3,605 roll call votes, which is 14.7%. This is worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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