Our unique analysis of the bills Cox 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cox is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Cox was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1598 (108th): Irvine Basin Surface and Groundwater Improvement Act of 2004
- H.J.Res. 19 (108th): Recognizing the 92d birthday of Ronald Reagan.
- H.R. 4592 (107th): To name the chapel located in the national cemetery in Los Angeles, California, as the “Bob Hope Veterans Chapel”.
- H.J.Res. 82 (107th): Recognizing the 91st birthday of Ronald Reagan.
- H.R. 1552 (107th): Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act
- H.J.Res. 7 (107th): Recognizing the 90th birthday of Ronald Reagan.
- H.R. 2779 (104th): Savings in Construction Act of 1996
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).
Cox sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Taxation (15%) Commerce (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) International Affairs (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Some of Cox’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 398 (109th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the employees of ...
- H.R. 2216 (109th): Global Internet Freedom Act
- H.Con.Res. 143 (109th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the continued participation of the Russian ...
- H.R. 1817 (109th): Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006
- H.R. 1684 (109th): Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act of 2005
- H.R. 1685 (109th): Internet Consumer Protection Act of 2005
- H.R. 1544 (109th): Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2005
From Jan 1989 to Jul 2005, Cox missed 681 of 9,369 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2005. 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