Ribicoff is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1980 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Ribicoff sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1975 to Dec 16, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Ribicoff was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3020 (96th): A bill to approve and implement the protocol to the trade agreement relating to customs valuation, and for other purposes.
- S. 2737 (96th): A bill to amend section 3102 of title 5, United States Code, and section 7 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act to permit the employment of personal ...
- S. 2637 (96th): A bill to ensure that the compensation and other emoluments attached to the office of Secretary of State are those which were in effect January 1, 1977.
- S. 2458 (96th): A bill to extend the reorganization authority of the President under chapter 9 of title 5.
- S. 210 (96th): Department of Education Organization Act of 1979
- S. 869 (96th): A bill to amend section 207 of title 18, United States Code.
- S. 509 (96th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide survivor benefits to certain dependent children.
Does 18 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Ribicoff sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ribicoff’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 561 (96th): A resolution to commend Richard A. Wegman, Chief Counsel and Staff Director ...
- S.Res. 560 (96th): A resolution to commend Eli E. Nobleman, Counsel to the Senate Committee ...
- S.J.Res. 210 (96th): A joint resolution to grant posthumously full rights of citizenship to Douglas ...
- S.Res. 531 (96th): A Senate resolution to commend Elmer B. Staats, Comptroller General of the ...
- S. 3142 (96th): A bill for the relief of the estate of Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt.
- S. 3130 (96th): A bill for the relief of the Brooklyn Times.
- S. 3131 (96th): A bill to amend the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization ...
From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, Ribicoff missed 1,127 of 7,907 roll call votes, which is 14.3%. This is worse than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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