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 21 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. 2603 (109th): Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act of 2006
- S. 273 (108th): Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act
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).
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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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.
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.
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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills