Our unique analysis of the bills Schaefer sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schaefer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Schaefer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Law (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Energy (13%) Commerce (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)
Some of Schaefer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4017 (105th): Energy Conservation Reauthorization Act of 1998
- H.R. 3532 (105th): Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999
- H.Res. 317 (105th): Providing for the agreement of the House to the Senate amendment to ...
- H.R. 2915 (105th): To extend certain programs under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and ...
- H.R. 2472 (105th): To extend certain programs under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.
- H.R. 2001 (105th): National Retail Sales Tax Act of 1997
- H.R. 1325 (105th): National Retail Sales Tax Act of 1997
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From Apr 1983 to Dec 1998, Schaefer missed 235 of 8,177 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills