Our unique analysis of the bills Adams sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Adams is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Adams was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S.J.Res. 108 (102nd): A joint resolution to designate the week of May 13, 1991, through May 19, 1991, as “National Senior Nutrition Week”.
- S.J.Res. 209 (101st): A joint resolution to designate November 11, 1989, as “Washington Centennial Day”.
- S. 402 (101st): Puyallup Tribe of Indians Settlement Act of 1989
- S. 1979 (100th): A bill to establish the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge.
- H.R. 4583 (94th): A bill for the relief of Rosina C. Beltran.
- H.R. 17450 (93rd): An Act to provide a People’s Counsel for the Public Service Commission in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
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).
Adams sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (23%) Environmental Protection (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) International Affairs (13%) Social Welfare (9%) Native Americans (8%) Education (8%)
Some of Adams’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3339 (102nd): Supportive Services in Housing Act of 1992
- S. 3344 (102nd): Mature and Older Workers Act of 1992
- S. 3350 (102nd): National Organ Donor and Awareness Campaign Act of 1992
- S. 3284 (102nd): A bill to authorize United States participation in the Cascadia Corridor Commission.
- S. 3184 (102nd): Private Pension Reform Act-Retirement 2000
- S. 3186 (102nd): Ethics in Referrals and Billing Act of 1992
- S. 3008 (102nd): Older Americans Act Amendments of 1992
From Jan 1987 to Oct 1992, Adams missed 67 of 1,987 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is on par with the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills