Our unique analysis of the bills Douglas 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). Douglas is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Douglas was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3104 (101st): Pemigewasset River Study Act of 1989
- H.J.Res. 298 (101st): Designating July 14, 1989, as “National Day to Commemorate the Bastille Day Bicentennial”.
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).
Douglas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Douglas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5939 (101st): Shareholder Protection Act of 1990
- H.Res. 383 (101st): To amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the ...
- H.Res. 370 (101st): Providing for the consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res 268) proposing ...
- H.R. 4248 (101st): Affordable Housing and First Home Buyer Assistance Act of 1990
- H.Res. 350 (101st): Providing for the consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 350) proposing ...
- H.R. 4153 (101st): Nuclear Emergency Planning and Preparedness Improvement Act of 1990
- H.R. 3702 (101st): To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize the Environmental Protection ...
From Jan 1989 to Oct 1990, Douglas missed 37 of 904 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is on par with 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