Our unique analysis of the bills Bustamante 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bustamante is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bustamante was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 299 (99th): A joint resolution recognizing the accomplishments over the past 50 years resulting from the passage of the Historic Sites Act of 1935, one of this Nation’s landmark ...
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Bustamante sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bustamante’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6060 (102nd): United States-Mexico Border Environmental Zone Protection Act
- H.J.Res. 533 (102nd): Designating May 1993, as “Karate Kids Just Say No to Drugs Month”.
- H.R. 4320 (102nd): To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend coverage under the ...
- H.R. 2868 (102nd): Relating to the reliquidation of certain entries.
- H.R. 2623 (102nd): To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit the expansion of ...
- H.R. 1931 (102nd): To provide a separate tariff classification for, and to suspend temporarily the ...
- H.R. 1853 (102nd): To provide for the duty-free liquidation or reliquidation of, and the refund ...
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From Jan 1985 to Oct 1992, Bustamante missed 346 of 3,665 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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