McCollum is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 McCollum sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full 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
Does 26 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).
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. 5062 (106th): To establish the eligibility of certain aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence ...
- H.R. 5000 (106th): Criminal Justice Integrity and Law Enforcement Assistance Act
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.
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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills