Our unique analysis of the bills Atkins 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Atkins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Atkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (23%) International Affairs (16%) Water Resources Development (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Families (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Labor and Employment (5%)
Some of Atkins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6141 (102nd): Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act of 1992
- H.R. 5681 (102nd): Unemployment Extension bill
- H.R. 4543 (102nd): Health Benefits for Small Businesses and Their Employees Act of 1992
- H.R. 2896 (102nd): Minute Man National Historical Park Amendments of 1991
- H.R. 2779 (102nd): Cigarette Export Labeling Act
- H.R. 2781 (102nd): Cigarette Export Reform Act
- H.R. 2220 (102nd): National Appliance Energy and Water Conservation Amendments of 1991
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From Jan 1985 to Oct 1992, Atkins missed 192 of 3,665 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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