Our unique analysis of the bills Goldwater 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). Goldwater is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Goldwater sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Taxation (16%) Social Welfare (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Private Legislation (8%) Education (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)
Some of Goldwater’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6529 (97th): Jobs and Business Opportunities for the Handicapped Act of 1982
- H.R. 5344 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to permit ...
- H.R. 4697 (97th): Nuclear Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1981
- H.R. 4466 (97th): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act pertaining to ...
- H.R. 4356 (97th): Periodic Payment Settlement Act of 1981
- H.J.Res. 307 (97th): A joint resolution in support of the Guidelines Governing the Protection of ...
- H.R. 1909 (97th): Nuclear Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1981
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From May 1969 to Dec 1982, Goldwater missed 1,660 of 7,048 roll call votes, which is 23.6%. This is much worse than 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