Burgener is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Burgener sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Burgener was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5204 (97th): A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to accept certain lands for the benefit of the Sycuan Band of Mission Indians.
- H.R. 2432 (96th): A bill for the relief of Ronald Regespi Doliente.
- H.R. 6030 (96th): A bill for the relief of Elena Patricia Mattos.
- H.R. 2433 (96th): A bill for the relief of Zora Singh Sunga.
- H.R. 2553 (95th): A bill for the relief of Young Gun Kim.
- H.R. 2940 (94th): A bill for the relief of Maria Sylvia Macias Elliott.
- H.R. 5648 (94th): A bill for the relief of Violetta Cebreros.
Does 8 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).
Burgener sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Burgener’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5886 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and the ...
- H.R. 5204 (97th): A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to ...
- H.R. 4348 (97th): A bill for the relief of Ruth Gannon.
- H.R. 3872 (97th): National Infant Screening Act of 1981
- H.R. 1527 (97th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, ...
- H.J.Res. 103 (97th): A joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim March 13, 1981 as ...
- H.R. 156 (97th): Illegal Alien Control Act of 1981
From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Burgener missed 581 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills