Our unique analysis of the bills Durenberger sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Durenberger is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Durenberger was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 131 (101st): A joint resolution to designate November 1989 as “National Diabetes Month”.
- S.J.Res. 216 (101st): A joint resolution designating November 12 through 18, 1989, as “Community Foundation Week”.
- S. 2042 (100th): An Act to authorize the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project, Inc., to construct within the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial site in the District of Columbia a specific commemoration of ...
- S.J.Res. 272 (100th): A bill to designate November, 1988, as “National Diabetes Month”.
- S.J.Res. 324 (100th): A joint resolution to designate February 1989 as “America Loves Its Kids Month”.
- S.J.Res. 109 (100th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning October 4, 1987, as “National School Yearbook Week”.
- S.J.Res. 44 (100th): A joint resolution to designate November 1987, as “National Diabetes Month”.
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).
Durenberger sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Health (21%) Taxation (18%) Education (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Environmental Protection (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)
Some of Durenberger’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2514 (103rd): Economic Equity Act
- S. 2503 (103rd): Americans with Disabilities Business Development Act of 1993
- S.Res. 250 (103rd): A resolution to refer S. 2409 entitled “A bill for the relief ...
- S. 2409 (103rd): A bill for the relief of D.W. Jacobson, Ronald Karkala, and Paul ...
- S. 2362 (103rd): Comprehensive Torture Victims Relief Act
- S. 2204 (103rd): Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fee Equity Act of 1994
- S. 1996 (103rd): Medicare Choice Act of 1994
From Feb 1979 to Dec 1994, Durenberger missed 424 of 6,133 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. 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