Erdreich was the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.
Erdreich is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Erdreich sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Erdreich was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4398 (102nd): Federal Reserve Bank Branch Modernization Act
- H.R. 1243 (101st): Department of Energy Metal Casting Competitiveness Research Act of 1990
- H.J.Res. 613 (101st): Designating April 7 through 13, 1991, as “National County Government Week”.
- H.R. 3961 (101st): To redesignate the Federal building located at 1800 5th Avenue, North in Birmingham, Alabama, as the “Robert S. Vance Federal Building”.
- H.R. 614 (100th): A bill to designate the new United States courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama, as the “Hugo L. Black United States Courthouse”.
- H.J.Res. 174 (98th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate February 27, 1986, as “Hugo LaFayette Black Day”.
Does 6 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).
Erdreich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (25%) Taxation (16%) Environmental Protection (12%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Education (12%) Health (9%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)
Some of Erdreich’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5964 (102nd): To direct the Secretary of Education to make a grant to Jefferson …
- H.R. 5669 (102nd): Family Education Assistance Act of 1992
- H.R. 5461 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the regular …
- H.Con.Res. 319 (102nd): Declaring that the amendment to the Constitution of the United States, prohibiting …
- H.R. 5077 (102nd): Resource Conservation and Recovery Financial Responsibility Improvement Act of 1992
- H.R. 4731 (102nd): To require the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a study and …
- H.R. 4568 (102nd): Community-University Partnership Act of 1992
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Erdreich missed 83 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills