Moynihan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2000 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Moynihan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Moynihan was the primary sponsor of 87 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2498 (106th): A bill to authorize the Smithsonian Institution to plan, design, construct, and equip laboratory, administrative, and support space to house base operations for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory ...
- S. 1910 (106th): A bill to amend the Act establishing Women’s Rights National Historical Park to permit the Secretary of the Interior to acquire title in fee simple to the ...
- S. 67 (106th): A bill to designate the headquarters building of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, District of Columbia, as the “Robert C. Weaver Federal Building”.
- S. 140 (106th): Thomas Cole National Historic Site Designation Act
- S. 946 (106th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer administrative jurisdiction over land within the boundaries of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic ...
- S. 497 (106th): A bill to designate Great Kills Park in the Gateway National Recreation Area as “World War II Veterans Park at Great Kills”.
- S. 1422 (104th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire property in the town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, for inclusion in the Amagansett ...
Does 87 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).
Moynihan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Moynihan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3259 (106th): Historic Performing Arts Facility Rehabilitation Act
- S. 3195 (106th): United States Open Society Commission Act
- S.Res. 368 (106th): A resolution to recognize the importance of relocating and renovating the Hamilton ...
- S. 3154 (106th): Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act of 2000
- S. 3113 (106th): Governors Island Preservation Act of 2000
- S. 3077 (106th): Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 2000
- S. 2874 (106th): Life Insurance Tax Simplification Act of 2000
From Jan 1977 to Dec 2000, Moynihan missed 565 of 9,492 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills