William Proxmire

Edward William Proxmire was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989. He holds longest-serving United States Senator in Wisconsin history. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
William Proxmire has 229 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1964 Compiled Program. The year with the most videos was 1988 with 143 videos. Most appearances with Charles Mathias (2), Elliot L. Richardson (2), Richard Kimball (2). Most common tags: Federal Budget, U.S. Economy, Campaigns.

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U.S. Senator, D-WI January 1, 1957 - January 1, 1989 Videos: 227

Recent Appearances

  • Memorial Service for Former U.S. Senator William Proxmire

    Memorial Service for Former U.S. Senator William Proxmire

    A memorial service was held for former U.S. Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The program for the memorial…

  • Federal Spending

    Federal Spending

    Taxpayers for Common Sense released a report on what they consider to be wasteful federal programs.

  • Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster

    Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster

    This news conference held by the organization ACTION NOT GRIDLOCK! focused on the issue of filibustering with specific…

  • Filibuster Reform

    Filibuster Reform

    Former legislators and administration officials spoke about the impact of filibusters in the U.S. Senate and the need for…

  • Government Waste

    Government Waste

    Former Senator William Proxmire, D-WI, and Scott Hodge of the Heritage Foundation expressed their views on government waste,…

  • Secretary of Defense Confirmation Part 1

    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Part 1

    In this confirmation hearing, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Secretary-designate nominee for…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former Ideology Rankings

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    • Votes Against Party Majority: 0

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