Our unique analysis of the bills Symington sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Symington is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Symington was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3548 (93rd): Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship Act
- S. 3802 (93rd): A bill to provide available nuclear information to Committees and Members of Congress.
- S. 2166 (93rd): A bill to authorize the disposal of opium from the national stockpile.
- S. 2498 (93rd): A bill to authorize the disposal of zinc from the national stockpile and the supplemental stockpile.
- S. 2714 (93rd): An original bill to amend section 291(b) of the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964 for Certain Employees, relating to cost-of-living increase, and to increase the ...
- S. 2408 (93rd): Military Construction Authorization Act
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Symington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Symington’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 566 (94th): A resolution relating to the consideration of H.R. 15136.
- S. 3767 (94th): A bill for the relief of Opal Garnet Branch.
- S. 3730 (94th): Military Construction Authorization Act
- S. 3434 (94th): Military Construction Authorization Act
- S.Res. 282 (94th): A resolution citing Bob Hope an American Patriot.
- S. 2350 (94th): A bill to amend the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, ...
- S. 781 (94th): A bill to reduce the salaries of Senators, Members of the House ...
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From Jan 1953 to Oct 1976, Symington missed 1,269 of 7,342 roll call votes, which is 17.3%. This is worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills