Our unique analysis of the bills Whalen 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Whalen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Whalen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (25%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (15%) International Affairs (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Health (7%)
Some of Whalen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14288 (95th): Individual Privacy Protection Act
- H.R. 13764 (95th): Product Liability Insurance Tax Equity Act
- H.Con.Res. 662 (95th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House that the President undertake ...
- H.Con.Res. 661 (95th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House that the President undertake ...
- H.R. 12697 (95th): A bill for the relief of Daniel L. Edwards, Junior.
- H.R. 12607 (95th): Product Liability Insurance Tax Equity Act
- H.Con.Res. 593 (95th): A resolution disapproving the proposed “package” of sales of aircraft to Saudi ...
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From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Whalen missed 511 of 5,461 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills