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 was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 278 (110th): National Heritage Areas Partnership Act
- S. 277 (110th): Grand Teton National Park Extension Act of 2007
- S. 203 (109th): National Heritage Areas Act of 2006
- S. 244 (109th): A bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Wyoming.
- S. 592 (109th): Glendo Unit of the Missouri River Basin Project Contract Extension Act of 2005
- S. 273 (108th): Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act
- S. 1894 (106th): A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain land to Park County, Wyoming.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Thomas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Law (13%) Commerce (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Social Welfare (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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|Thomas’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2206 (110th): U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007
May 24, 2007. Motion Agreed to 80/14.
The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, (Pub.L. 110–28, 121 Stat. 112, enacted May 25, 2007), is an emergency appropriations act passed by the 110th United States Congress that provides funding for the Iraq War through September 30, ...
S. 761 (110th): America COMPETES Act
Apr 25, 2007. Bill Passed 88/8.
S.Con.Res. 20 (110th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that no funds should be cut off or reduced ...
Mar 15, 2007. Concurrent Resolution Agreed to 82/16.
H.Con.Res. 67 (110th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of ...
Feb 17, 2007. Bill Passed 47/33.
H.J.Res. 20 (110th): Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007
Feb 14, 2007. Joint Resolution Passed 81/15.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
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