Hosmer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Hosmer sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Hosmer was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 11144 (93rd): An Act to amend title 10, United States Code, to enable the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Young Marines of the Marine Corps League to obtain, ...
- H.J.Res. 1089 (93rd): Joint resolution assuring compensation for damages caused by nuclear incidents involving U.S. nuclear-powered warships.
- H.R. 9612 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to increase the monthly rates of disability and death pensions, and dependency and indemnity compensation, and ...
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).
Hosmer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (24%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Labor and Employment (10%) Energy (10%) Environmental Protection (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Water Resources Development (6%)
Some of Hosmer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17680 (93rd): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that ...
- H.R. 17647 (93rd): A bill to designate certain National Park and Monument lands as wilderness ...
- H.R. 17648 (93rd): A bill to designate certain lands as wilderness.
- H.R. 17418 (93rd): United States Enrichment Corporation Act
- H.R. 17322 (93rd): United States Enrichment Corporation Act
- H.J.Res. 1161 (93rd): Joint resolution assuring compensation for damages caused by nuclear incidents involving the ...
- H.R. 16793 (93rd): A bill to amend section 2 of the act of June 30, ...
From Jan 1953 to Dec 1974, Hosmer missed 439 of 4,177 roll call votes, which is 10.5%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills