Our unique analysis of the bills Sweeney 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sweeney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Sweeney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (20%) Social Welfare (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Water Resources Development (13%) Agriculture and Food (13%)
Some of Sweeney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5456 (100th): A bill to establish a joint congressional committee to be known as ...
- H.R. 5298 (100th): Medicare Wage Index Equity Act of 1988
- H.R. 5258 (100th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer title ...
- H.R. 5259 (100th): Small Rural Hospital Preservation Act of 1988
- H.R. 4831 (100th): A bill to move forward the date by which the terms of ...
- H.R. 4382 (100th): A bill to direct the Secretary of the Army to carry out ...
- H.R. 3819 (100th): A bill to prohibit additional appropriations for the analysis and study for ...
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From Jan 1985 to Oct 1988, Sweeney missed 250 of 1,829 roll call votes, which is 13.7%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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:
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills