Abzug is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Abzug sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Abzug was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 9924 (94th): An Act to direct the National Commission on the Observance of International Women’s Year, 1975, to organize and convene a National Women’s Conference, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6477 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Lucille de Saint Andre.
- H.J.Res. 1105 (93rd): Joint resolution designating August 26, 1974 as “Women’s Equality Day”.
- H.J.Res. 52 (93rd): Joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim August 26, 1973, as “Women’s Equality Day”.
- H.J.Res. 258 (93rd): Joint resolution designating August 26 of each year as “Women’s Equality Day”.
Does 5 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).
Abzug sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (26%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) International Affairs (9%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%)
Some of Abzug’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15647 (94th): A bill to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1974, relating ...
- H.R. 15405 (94th): Department of Women’s Affairs Act
- H.R. 15424 (94th): A bill to amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 to ...
- H.R. 15404 (94th): A bill to amend the Water Resources Act of 1974, relating to ...
- H.R. 15353 (94th): Freedom of Information Act Amendments
- H.R. 15269 (94th): A bill to bar foreign assistance to any nation air traffic to ...
- H.R. 15270 (94th): Air Piracy Quarantine Act
From Jan 1971 to Oct 1976, Abzug missed 389 of 3,000 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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
- 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