Albosta was the representative for Michigan’s 10th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1984.
Albosta 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 Albosta sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Albosta was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 182 (97th): A joint resolution to designate April 26, 1981, as “National Recognition Day for Veterans of the Vietnam Era”.
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).
Albosta sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (23%) Social Welfare (15%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Taxation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (10%) Immigration (8%) Private Legislation (8%)
Some of Albosta’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6395 (98th): A bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 1949 to establish a ...
- H.R. 6262 (98th): A bill relating to the tariff classifications of certain silicone resins and ...
- H.R. 5960 (98th): Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Distribution of Judgment Funds Act
- H.R. 5917 (98th): A bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to ...
- H.R. 5801 (98th): Ethanol Energy Policy Act of 1984
- H.R. 5799 (98th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to establish certain ...
- H.R. 5719 (98th): A bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to ...
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Albosta missed 228 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is on par with 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