Collins 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 Collins sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full 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”.
Does 1 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).
Collins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Collins recently introduced the following legislation:
- 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 …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills