Our unique analysis of the bills Shaw 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). Shaw is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Shaw was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 743 (108th): Social Security Protection Act of 2004
- H.R. 2264 (108th): Congo Basin Forest Partnership Act of 2004
- H.R. 4823 (107th): Holocaust Restitution Tax Fairness Act of 2002
- H.R. 4558 (105th): Noncitizen Benefit Clarification and Other Technical Amendments Act of1998
- H.R. 3130 (105th): Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998
- H.R. 3034 (105th): To amend section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, relating to customs user fees, to allow the use of such fees to provide ...
- H.R. 660 (104th): Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995
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).
Shaw sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Shaw’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 941 (109th): Honoring the service of Gerard Latortue, Haiti’s Interim Prime Minister.
- H.Res. 923 (109th): Condemning the recent attacks against the State of Israel.
- H.Con.Res. 438 (109th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that continuation of the welfare reforms ...
- H.R. 5514 (109th): Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Benefit Act of 2006
- H.R. 5437 (109th): Medicare Early Detection of Cancer Promotion Act of 2006
- H.R. 5314 (109th): 401Kids Family Savings Act of 2006
- H.R. 5309 (109th): Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2006
From Jan 1981 to Dec 2006, Shaw missed 422 of 13,677 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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