Quayle was the representative for Arizona’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2012.
Quayle is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Quayle sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Quayle was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Quayle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Quayle’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 114 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to ...
- H.Res. 695 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the appointment by ...
- H.R. 5953 (112th): Prohibiting Back-door Amnesty Act
- H.R. 5846 (112th): Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012
- H.R. 4369 (112th): Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2012
- H.R. 4088 (112th): Capital Expansion Act
- H.R. 4067 (112th): Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2013, Quayle missed 66 of 1,606 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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