Our unique analysis of the bills Burns sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate 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). Burns is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Burns was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1219 (109th): A bill to authorize certain tribes in the State of Montana to enter into a lease or other temporary conveyance of water rights to meet the water ...
- S. 3759 (109th): A bill to name the Armed Forces Readiness Center in Great Falls, Montana, in honor of Captain William Wylie Galt, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of ...
- S. 1282 (109th): A bill to amend the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 to strike the privatization criteria for INTELSAT separated entities, remove certain restrictions on separated and successor entities ...
- S. 2214 (108th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3150 Great Northern Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the “Mike Mansfield Post Office”.
- S. 2896 (108th): A bill to modify and extend certain privatization requirements of the Communications Satellite Act of 1962.
- S. 2315 (108th): A bill to amend the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 to extend the deadline for the INTELSAT initial public offering.
- S. 877 (108th): CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
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).
Burns sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Commerce (17%) Law (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Agriculture and Food (7%)
Some of Burns’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 606 (109th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to raising ...
- S.Res. 572 (109th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to raising ...
- S.Con.Res. 115 (109th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to raising ...
- S. 3860 (109th): Emergency Wildfire and Farm Relief Act of 2006
- S. 3825 (109th): Methamphetamine Trafficking Prevention Act of 2006
- S. 3759 (109th): A bill to name the Armed Forces Readiness Center in Great Falls, ...
- S. 3679 (109th): National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization Act of 2006
From Jan 1989 to Dec 2006, Burns missed 99 of 6,068 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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