Our unique analysis of the bills Bible sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bible is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bible was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3518 (93rd): A bill to remove the cloud on title with respect to certain lands in the State of Nevada.
- S. 2844 (93rd): An Act to amend the Land Water Conservation Fund Act, as amended, to provide for collection of special recreation use fees at additional campgrounds, and for other ...
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).
Bible sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bible’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Con.Res. 104 (93rd): Concurrent resolution relating to the availability of unleaded gasoline and related equipment.
- S.Con.Res. 87 (93rd): Concurrent resolution recognizing the Centennial Anniversary of the University of Nevada.
- S. 3518 (93rd): A bill to remove the cloud on title with respect to certain ...
- S. 3176 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Douglas B. Yballe.
- S. 3091 (93rd): A bill to provide for the suspension of annual assessment work on ...
- S. 2974 (93rd): Cargo Security Act
- S.Res. 263 (93rd): Resolves, that the Select Committee on Small Business, in carrying out the ...
From Jan 1955 to Dec 1974, Bible missed 537 of 5,751 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is better than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills