Beilenson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Beilenson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Beilenson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2748 (101st): Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1990
- H.R. 1887 (96th): A bill for the relief of Solomon Mani.
Does 2 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).
Beilenson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Immigration (15%) Labor and Employment (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) International Affairs (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Environmental Protection (7%)
Some of Beilenson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2052 (104th): International Population Stabilization and Reproductive Health Act
- H.R. 1928 (104th): To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that the motor ...
- H.J.Res. 56 (104th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restrict ...
- H.R. 569 (104th): To provide for the separate administration of the Border Patrol and the ...
- H.R. 570 (104th): To provide for the improved enforcement of the employer sanctions law, and ...
- H.Res. 576 (103rd): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5231) to provide for the ...
- H.Res. 568 (103rd): Waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany the bill ...
From Jan 1977 to Sep 1996, Beilenson missed 680 of 10,661 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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