Our unique analysis of the bills McCollum 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McCollum is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
McCollum was the primary sponsor of 26 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3048 (106th): Presidential Threat Protection Act of 2000
- H.R. 4640 (106th): DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000
- H.R. 2773 (106th): Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Act of 2000
- H.R. 3494 (105th): Protection of Children From Sexual Predators Act of 1998
- H.R. 4284 (105th): To authorize the Government of India to establish a memorial to honor Mahatma Gandhi in the District of Columbia.
- H.R. 3565 (105th): Care for Police Survivors Act of 1998
- H.R. 1840 (105th): Law Enforcement Technology Advertisement Clarification Act of 1997
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 about one third or more 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).
McCollum sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Law (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Families (9%) Commerce (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)
Some of McCollum’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 679 (106th): Providing for a committee of two Members to be appointed by the ...
- H.Res. 678 (106th): Providing for the printing of a revised edition of the Rules and ...
- H.R. 5393 (106th): To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a criminal penalty ...
- H.R. 5312 (106th): Protecting Our Children From Drugs Act of 2000
- H.R. 5136 (106th): To make permanent the authority of the Marshal of the Supreme Court ...
- H.R. 5000 (106th): Criminal Justice Integrity and Law Enforcement Assistance Act
- H.R. 5061 (106th): To provide for the appointment of a guardian ad litem to protect ...
From Jan 1981 to Dec 2000, McCollum missed 741 of 10,246 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills