Our unique analysis of the bills Riegle sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Riegle is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Riegle was the primary sponsor of 55 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2395 (103rd): An act to designate the United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Theodore Levin Courthouse”, and for other purposes.
- S. 1066 (103rd): A bill to restore Federal services to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.
- S.J.Res. 212 (103rd): A joint resolution designating August 2, 1994, as “National Neighborhood Crime Watch Day”.
- S. 1299 (103rd): Multifamily Housing Property Disposition Reform Act of 1994
- S. 714 (103rd): Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act
- S.J.Res. 121 (103rd): A bill to designate October 6, 1993 and 1994, as “German-American Day”.
- S. 347 (102nd): Defense Production Act Amendments of 1992
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 about one third or more 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).
Riegle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (19%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)
Some of Riegle’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2402 (103rd): Homeowners Insurance Disclosure Act of 1994
- S. 2395 (103rd): An act to designate the United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan, as ...
- S. 2361 (103rd): Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Act of 1994
- S.J.Res. 212 (103rd): A joint resolution designating August 2, 1994, as “National Neighborhood Crime Watch ...
- S. 2291 (103rd): Derivatives Supervision Act of 1994
- S. 2281 (103rd): Housing Choice and Community Investment Act of 1994
- S. 2214 (103rd): Children’s Ombudsman Act
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, Riegle missed 369 of 7,289 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills