Martin is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Martin sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Martin was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4252 (101st): To authorize the Secretary of the Air Force to purchase certain property at Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire.
Does 1 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).
Martin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Martin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4430 (101st): To amend the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 to ...
- H.R. 4252 (101st): To authorize the Secretary of the Air Force to purchase certain property ...
- H.R. 2305 (101st): To require the Commissioner of Customs to provide certain facilities and equipment ...
- H.J.Res. 264 (101st): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States repealing the ...
- H.R. 1177 (101st): For the relief of Cathy-Anne Hughes.
- H.R. 865 (101st): To provide that the United States District Court for the Northern District ...
- H.R. 4859 (100th): A bill for the relief of Cathy-Anne Hughes.
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Martin missed 508 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills