Our unique analysis of the bills Bonker 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). Bonker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bonker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (27%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Environmental Protection (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Some of Bonker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5562 (100th): Acid Deposition Control Act of 1988
- H.R. 5263 (100th): Overseas Private Investment Corporation Amendments Act of 1988
- H.R. 5236 (100th): Helping Expand Access to Long-Term Health Care Act of 1988
- H.R. 5178 (100th): Closed-Captioned Television Services for the Hearing-Impaired Act of 1988
- H.R. 4958 (100th): Federal Retirement Applications Processing Act of 1988
- H.R. 4835 (100th): A bill to permit issuance of a certificate of documentation for employment ...
- H.R. 4836 (100th): A bill to permit issuance of a certificate of documentation for employment ...
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From Jan 1975 to Oct 1988, Bonker missed 1,014 of 7,636 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. 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