Our unique analysis of the bills Schuette 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schuette is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Schuette was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 335 (100th): A joint resolution designating the week of September 13 through September 19, 1987, as “National Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 2983 (99th): Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Distribution of Judgment Funds Act
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).
Schuette sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (29%) Agriculture and Food (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) International Affairs (7%) Energy (7%)
Some of Schuette’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5621 (101st): Farm and Forestry Energy Conservation Act of 1990
- H.R. 5398 (101st): Orchard Disaster Assistance Act of 1990
- H.R. 5349 (101st): To reform the budget process.
- H.J.Res. 629 (101st): To insure that Foreign Corporations pay their fair share of tax.
- H.R. 4883 (101st): To amend section 922 of Title 18, United States Code, to require ...
- H.Res. 397 (101st): To recognize the independence of Lithuania.
- H.R. 4820 (101st): Anti-Drug and Crime Initiatives Act of 1990
From Jan 1985 to Oct 1990, Schuette missed 255 of 2,733 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills