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Sen. Zell Miller

Former Senator for Georgia

Miller, a Democrat, was a senator from Georgia from 2000 to 2004.

Photo of Sen. Zell Miller [D-GA, 2000-2004]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Miller is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2004 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 Miller sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Miller was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Miller sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Law (14%) Education (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Commerce (8%) Families (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 2000 to Dec 2004, Miller missed 162 of 1,378 roll call votes, which is 11.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. 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: