Sen. Charles Robb
Former Senator for Virginia
Robb is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2000 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 Robb sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Robb was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 423 (105th): A bill to extend the legislative authority for the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall to establish a memorial to honor George Mason.
- S.J.Res. 90 (103rd): A joint resolution to recognize the achievements of radio amateurs, and to establish support for such amateurs as national policy.
- S.J.Res. 168 (103rd): A joint resolution designating May 11, 1994, as “Vietnam Human Rights Day”.
- S. 1716 (103rd): A bill to amend the Thomas Jefferson Commemoration Commission Act to extend the deadlines for reports.
- S.J.Res. 154 (103rd): A joint resolution designating January 16, 1994, as “Religious Freedom Day”.
- S. 597 (103rd): A bill to designate the United States Courthouse located at 10th and Main Streets in Richmond, Virginia, as the “Lewis F. Powell, Jr. United States Courthouse”.
- S. 1543 (101st): A bill to authorize the Colonial Dames at Gunston Hall to establish a memorial to George Mason in the District of Columbia.
Does 7 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).
Robb sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Labor and Employment (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Law (9%) Health (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Robb recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 3147 (106th): A bill to authorize the establishment, on land of the Department of …
- S. 3024 (106th): Medicare Glaucoma Detection Act of 2000
- S. 3000 (106th): A bill to authorize the exchange of land between the Secretary of …
- S. 2994 (106th): Health Insurance Equity Act of 2000
- S. 2936 (106th): Creating New Markets and Empowering America Act of 2000
- S. 2897 (106th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow …
- S. 2865 (106th): Virginia Wilderness Act of 2000
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1989 to Dec 2000, Robb missed 11 of 4,115 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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