Our unique analysis of the bills Dreier 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dreier is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Dreier was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5362 (106th): To increase the amount of fees charged to employers who are petitioners for the employment of H-1B non-immigrant workers, and for other purposes.
- H.J.Res. 80 (106th): Continuing Appropriation FY2000 (Sixth)
- H.R. 1622 (105th): To provide for an annual report to Congress concerning diplomatic immunity.
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).
Dreier sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (32%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Immigration (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) International Affairs (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)
Some of Dreier’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 844 (112th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 8) ...
- H.Res. 841 (112th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J. ...
- H.Res. 808 (112th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6156) to authorize the extension ...
- H.R. 6169 (112th): Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of ...
- H.Res. 719 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States ...
- H.R. 5793 (112th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the election ...
- H.Res. 558 (112th): Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to provide a copy ...
From Jan 1981 to Jan 2013, Dreier missed 367 of 18,814 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives 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:
- 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