Hagel is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2008 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hagel sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 11, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Hagel was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 471 (110th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to The Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Trail and Visitor Center Foundation, Inc. certain …
- S. 2304 (108th): A bill to amend the Reclamation Project Authorization Act of 1972 to clarify the acreage for which the North Loup division is authorized to provide irrigation water …
- S. 703 (108th): A bill to designate the regional headquarters building for the National Park Service under construction in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Carl T. Curtis National Park Service Midwest …
- S. 2712 (107th): Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002
- S. 3181 (106th): National Moment of Remembrance Act
- S. 1021 (105th): Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998
Does 6 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).
Hagel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Education (11%) Law (9%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Hagel recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.Con.Res. 101 (110th): A concurrent resolution honoring the University of Nebraska at Omaha for its …
- S.Con.Res. 99 (110th): A concurrent resolution honoring the University of Nebraska at Omaha for its …
- S. 3476 (110th): National Integrated Public Health Surveillance Systems and Reportable Conditions Act
- S.Res. 625 (110th): A resolution designating August 16, 2008, as National Airborne Day.
- S. 3187 (110th): Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2008
- S.Con.Res. 80 (110th): A concurrent resolution urging the President to designate a National Airborne Day …
- S.Res. 481 (110th): A resolution designating April 2008 as “National Autism Awareness Month” and supporting …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Hagel missed 99 of 3,894 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2008. 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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