Our unique analysis of the bills Bond sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bond is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bond was the primary sponsor of 25 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2150 (110th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4320 Blue Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri, as the “Wallace S. Hartsfield Post ...
- S. 1846 (110th): United States-Republic of Korea Defense Cooperation Improvement Act of 2007
- S. 247 (110th): A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the “Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. United States Courthouse”.
- S. 2735 (109th): Dam Safety Act of 2006
- S. 586 (109th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the proper tax treatment of certain disaster mitigation payments.
- S. 1134 (108th): Economic Development Administration Reauthorization Act of 2004
- S. 1814 (108th): A bill to transfer federal lands between the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior.
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).
Bond sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (25%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) International Affairs (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Health (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Bond’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3538 (111th): National Cyber Infrastructure Protection Act of 2010
- S.Res. 534 (111th): A resolution expressing support for designation of May 1, 2010, as “Silver ...
- S. 3170 (111th): SAVE Act
- S. 2572 (111th): A bill to extend the temporary suspension of duty on 4,4’-Dithiodimorpholine.
- S. 2576 (111th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on Diethyl oxalate.
- S. 2571 (111th): A bill to extend the temporary suspension of duty on Tetramethylthiuram Disulfide.
- S. 2575 (111th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on Ethyl 3-amino-4,4,-trifluorocrotonate.
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H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
H.R. 3435 (111th): Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program.
Aug 6, 2009. Bill Passed 60/37.
On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
H.R. 2095 (110th): Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of 2008
Oct 1, 2008. Motion Agreed to 74/24.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Jan 1987 to Dec 2010, Bond missed 304 of 8,220 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills