Case is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Case sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Case was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2679 (94th): A bill to establish a Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
- S. 804 (94th): A bill for the relief of Zoraida E. Lastimosa.
- S. 2692 (93rd): Emergency Security Assistance Act
Does 3 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).
Case sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (21%) Private Legislation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Water Resources Development (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Taxation (10%) Energy (7%)
Some of Case’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3488 (95th): A bill for the relief of Yaroslav L. Tiajoloff.
- S. 3307 (95th): Thomas A. Edison Centennial Educational Act
- S. 3143 (95th): A bill to increase alternatives to institutionalization for senior citizens.
- S. 3131 (95th): Medicare Mental Illness Non-Discrimination Act
- S. 2927 (95th): A bill for the relief of Edna Kalenik.
- S.Con.Res. 72 (95th): A concurrent resolution countering terrorism.
- S.Con.Res. 70 (95th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress on the agreement ...
From Jan 1955 to Oct 1978, Case missed 540 of 8,227 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is better than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills