Boren was the representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2005 to 2012.
Boren is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Boren sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Boren was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1369 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1021 Pennsylvania Avenue in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, as the “Warren Lindley Post Office”.
- H.R. 473 (112th): HALE Scouts Act
- H.R. 1713 (111th): To name the South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture in Lane, Oklahoma, and the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 4544 (110th): Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008
- H.R. 2127 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 408 West 6th Street in Chelsea, Oklahoma, as the “Clem Rogers McSpadden Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1676 (110th): Native American Home Ownership Opportunity Act of 2007
- H.R. 5690 (109th): Ouachita National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2006
Does 9 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).
Boren sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Boren’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 634 (112th): Honoring RSU Public Television on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
- H.R. 4154 (112th): SAVE Native Women Act
- H.R. 2936 (112th): Small Business Administration Express Loan Extension Act of 2011
- H.Res. 397 (112th): Reestablishing the House of Representatives Page Program.
- H.R. 2550 (112th): Spouses of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act
- H.R. 2444 (112th): Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act of 2011
- H.R. 1961 (112th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the taxable ...
From Jan 2005 to Jan 2013, Boren missed 252 of 6,351 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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