DeConcini was a senator from Arizona and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1994.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 1989, Sen. DeConcini was accused of improperly intervening with federal banking regulators on behalf of Charles Keating, Jr. and his savings and loan business. The Senate Select Committee on Ethics published a report in which DeConcini was criticized for giving the appearance of impropriety, but not punished because he had not violated any Senate rules.
|Nov. 20, 1991||Senate Select Committee on Ethics published a report in which DeConcini was critized for giving the appearance of impropriety, but not punished because he had not violated any Senate rules (Senate Select Comm. on Ethics, Investigation of Sen. Alan Cranston, S. Rep. 102-223, 102d Cong., 1st Sess. (1991))|
|1994||DeConcini did not seek re-election.|
DeConcini is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1994 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 DeConcini sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
DeConcini was the primary sponsor of 92 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1233 (103rd): Arizona Wilderness Land Title Resolution Act of 1994
- S. 316 (103rd): Saguaro National Park Establishment Act of 1994
- S.J.Res. 195 (103rd): A joint resolution to designate August 1, 1994, as “Helsinki Human Rights Day”.
- S. 2082 (103rd): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995
- S.J.Res. 99 (103rd): A joint resolution designating September 9, 1993, and April 21, 1994, each as “National D.A.R.E. Day”.
- S. 1346 (103rd): Copyright Royalty Tribunal Reform Act of 1993
- S.J.Res. 111 (103rd): A joint resolution to designate August 1, 1993, as “Helsinki Human Rights Day”.
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 at least about half 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).
DeConcini sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (19%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Commerce (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Health (8%) Law (8%)
Some of DeConcini’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 284 (103rd): A resolution increasing the efficiency of the deportation process and the removal ...
- S. 2555 (103rd): Cooperative Units of Research in Infectious Disease (CURID) of 1994
- S.Con.Res. 78 (103rd): A concurrent resolution concerning the removal of military forces of the Russian ...
- S. 2488 (103rd): Patent Application Publication Act of 1994
- S. 2401 (103rd): National Commission on Major League Baseball Act of 1994
- S. 2393 (103rd): A bill to eliminate a maximum daily diversion restriction with respect to ...
- S. 2385 (103rd): Sustainable Ecosystems and Economies (SEE) Demonstration Act of 1994
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, DeConcini missed 551 of 7,289 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills