Our unique analysis of the bills Thomas sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Thomas is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Thomas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Law (13%) Commerce (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Energy (8%)
Some of Thomas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1443 (110th): Clean, Affordable, and Domestic Fuels for Energy Security Act of 2007
- S. 1442 (110th): Shadow Wolves Apprehension and Tracking Act of 2007
- S. 1281 (110th): Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act of 2008
- S.Res. 130 (110th): A resolution designating July 28, 2007, as “National Day of the American ...
- S. 921 (110th): Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2007
- S. 658 (110th): Endangered Species Reform Act of 2007
- S. 603 (110th): A bill for the relief of Ashley Ross Fuller.
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From Jan 1995 to May 2007, Thomas missed 110 of 4,337 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 2007. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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