Our unique analysis of the bills Collins sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Collins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Collins was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4967 (103rd): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Theodore Levin Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.
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).
Collins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 195 (104th): Recognizing the end of slavery in the United States, and the true ...
- H.R. 2717 (104th): To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation ...
- H.R. 2544 (104th): Unremunerated Work Act
- H.R. 4967 (103rd): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse in Detroit, Michigan, ...
- H.R. 4184 (103rd): Full Employment Opportunity and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 1994
- H.R. 4187 (103rd): To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act ...
- H.R. 4186 (103rd): To provide demonstration grants to local governmental agencies and community-based organizations for ...
From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Collins missed 389 of 3,393 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills