Our unique analysis of the bills Mikva sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mikva is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Mikva sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (23%) Taxation (21%) Social Welfare (18%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (8%) Education (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Mikva’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3403 (96th): Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act
- H.R. 2498 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to remove ...
- H.R. 2430 (96th): Social Security Refinancing Amendments of 1979
- H.R. 2305 (96th): Franchise Reform Act
- H.R. 2208 (96th): A bill to exempt certain defense-related articles from the preferential tariff treatment ...
- H.R. 2209 (96th): Sales Representatives Protection Act
- H.R. 1766 (96th): A bill for the relief of Soon Hee Han.
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From Jan 1969 to Sep 1979, Mikva missed 644 of 4,370 roll call votes, which is 14.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1979. 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills