Marriott was the representative for Utah’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1977 to 1984.
Marriott is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Marriott sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Marriott was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2898 (98th): An act to declare certain lands to be held in trust for the benefit of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, and for other purposes.
- H.J.Res. 69 (98th): A joint resolution to authorize the President to issue a proclamation designating the week beginning on November 20, 1983, as “National Family Week”.
- H.R. 4996 (96th): Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Restoration Act
- H.J.Res. 68 (96th): A joint resolution to authorize the President to issue a proclamation designating the week beginning on November 18, 1979, as “National Family Week”.
Does 4 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).
Marriott sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Marriott’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6288 (98th): A bill to amend title XX of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 6099 (98th): A bill to clarify the treatment of mineral materials on public lands.
- H.R. 5855 (98th): Atomic Bomb Fallout Compensation Act of 1983
- H.R. 4427 (98th): A bill to amend the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of ...
- H.R. 4180 (98th): Organ Procurement and Transplantation Act
- H.R. 3717 (98th): National Minerals and Materials Policy Coordination Act of 1983
- H.R. 3618 (98th): A bill to extend the lease terms of Federal Oil and Gas ...
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1984, Marriott missed 522 of 4,534 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. This is worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills