Schneider was the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1981 to 1990.
Schneider is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Schneider sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Schneider was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 648 (100th): A joint resolution to encourage increased international cooperation to protect biological diversity.
Does 1 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).
Schneider sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (27%) Environmental Protection (22%) International Affairs (11%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Taxation (9%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Education (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)
Some of Schneider’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4395 (101st): To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Administrator of ...
- H.R. 4236 (101st): To extend until January 1, 1994, the existing temporary suspension of duty ...
- H.J.Res. 461 (101st): Conferring United States citizenship posthumously upon Ivan Dario Perez.
- H.R. 3503 (101st): Ocean Dumping Enforcement Improvement Act of 1989
- H.R. 3060 (101st): To suspend temporarily the duty on 2,3,6-Trimethylphenol (TMP).
- H.R. 2872 (101st): Narragansett Bay Protection Act of 1989
- H.R. 2873 (101st): To amend the Land Remote-Sensing Commercialization Act of 1984 in order to ...
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1990, Schneider missed 315 of 4,449 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is on par with the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills