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Sen. William Scott

Former Senator for Virginia

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).

Photo of Sen. William Scott [R-VA, 1973-1978]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Scott is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 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 Scott sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Scott was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Scott sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: