Our unique analysis of the bills Beilenson 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Beilenson is shown as a purple triangle. (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.
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).
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%) Education (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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills