Our unique analysis of the bills Akaka sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Akaka is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Akaka was the primary sponsor of 40 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1379 (112th): D.C. Courts and Public Defender Service Act of 2011
- S. 2170 (112th): Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012
- S. 743 (112th): Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012
- S. 3447 (111th): Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010
- S. 3107 (111th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2010
- S. 707 (111th): Telework Enhancement Act of 2010
- S. 1963 (111th): Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010
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.
Akaka sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Government Operations and Politics (25%) Health (8%) Native Americans (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Education (6%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)
Some of Akaka’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 624 (112th): A resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Daniel Ken Inouye, ...
- S. 3685 (112th): Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act of 2012
- S. 3676 (112th): Reducing Duplication Overseas Act of 2012
- S.Res. 602 (112th): A resolution designating 2012-2013 as the “Year of the Korean War Veteran” ...
- S.Res. 561 (112th): A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages ...
- S. 3548 (112th): Native American Veterans’ Memorial Amendments Act of 2012
- S. 3362 (112th): Dam Safety Act of 2012
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From May 1990 to Jan 2013, Akaka missed 183 of 7,503 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. 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