Talcott was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2118 (94th): A bill for the relief of Cheryl Lynn V. Camacho.
- H.R. 1747 (94th): A bill to authorize an exchange of lands for an entrance road at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.
- H.R. 2119 (94th): A bill for the relief of Maria Gilda Haro.
- H.R. 2860 (94th): Interim Fisheries Zone Extension and Management Act
Does 4 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).
Talcott sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (19%) Labor and Employment (17%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Education (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Private Legislation (9%)
Some of Talcott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15245 (94th): A bill to amend the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment ...
- H.R. 15192 (94th): A bill for the relief of Javier Jaramillo-Rizo.
- H.R. 14985 (94th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to authorize the ...
- H.R. 13936 (94th): Regulatory Reform Act
- H.R. 13937 (94th): A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 so as to ...
- H.R. 13752 (94th): Financial Assistance for Elementary and Secondary Education Act
- H.R. 13568 (94th): Consumer Communications Reform Act
From Jan 1963 to Oct 1976, Talcott missed 581 of 4,546 roll call votes, which is 12.8%. This is worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills