Our unique analysis of the bills Heftel 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Heftel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Heftel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (33%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Energy (15%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Private Legislation (7%) Health (6%)
Some of Heftel’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4254 (99th): A bill to provide for the duty-free entry of certain structures and ...
- H.R. 4124 (99th): A bill to amend the Indian Education Act and other Acts relating ...
- H.R. 4101 (99th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to extend ...
- H.R. 3255 (99th): Small Business Tax Simplification Act of 1985
- H.Res. 259 (99th): A resolution to request that the President establish a bipartisan commission on ...
- H.Res. 243 (99th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to preserve ...
- H.R. 2825 (99th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
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From Jan 1977 to Jun 1986, Heftel missed 1,107 of 5,160 roll call votes, which is 21.5%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1986. 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:
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills