Mack is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2000 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 Mack sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Mack was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1419 (105th): Miccosukee Reserved Area Act
- S. 1559 (105th): A bill to provide for the design, construction, furnishing, and equipping of a Center for Historically Black Heritage within Florida A&M University.
- H.J.Res. 376 (100th): A joint resolution calling upon the Soviet Union to immediately grant permission to emigrate to all those who wish to join spouses in the United States.
- H.R. 3303 (98th): A bill to designate the Federal Building in Fort Myers, Florida, as the “George W. Whitehurst Federal Court Building”.
Does 4 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).
Mack sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Mack’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3217 (106th): District of Columbia Economic Renaissance Act of 2000
- S.Con.Res. 149 (106th): A concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of H.R. 3244.
- S.Res. 367 (106th): A resolution urging the Government of Egypt to provide a timely and ...
- S. 2748 (106th): Russian American Trust and Cooperation Act of 2000
- S. 2628 (106th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on R115777.
- S. 2556 (106th): A bill to make technical amendments to the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP ...
- S. 2213 (106th): A bill to provide for the liquidation or reliquidation of certain entries ...
From Jan 1989 to Dec 2000, Mack missed 101 of 4,115 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills