Our unique analysis of the bills Ertel 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ertel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ertel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) International Affairs (19%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Energy (12%) Emergency Management (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Taxation (10%) Law (5%)
Some of Ertel’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7264 (97th): A bill to amend the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 to ...
- H.J.Res. 534 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United ...
- H.Res. 452 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the ...
- H.R. 5963 (97th): Nuclear Powerplant Decontamination Act of 1982
- H.R. 5945 (97th): Congressional Pay and Benefits Commission Act
- H.R. 4677 (97th): Responsible Revenue Act of 1981
- H.R. 4564 (97th): Uniform Federal Research and Development Utilization Act of 1981
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From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Ertel missed 365 of 3,626 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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