Bereuter was the representative for Nebraska’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 2004.
Bereuter is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Bereuter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
Bereuter was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 254 (108th): To authorize the President of the United States to agree to certain amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the ...
- H.R. 255 (108th): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant an easement to facilitate access to the Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
- H.R. 38 (107th): Homestead National Monument of America Additions Act
- H.R. 3167 (107th): Gerald B. H. Solomon Freedom Consolidation Act of 2001
- H.R. 3987 (107th): To extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank until April 30, 2002.
- H.R. 3621 (106th): To provide for the posthumous promotion of William Clark of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, to ...
- H.R. 3707 (106th): American Institute in Taiwan Facilities Enhancement Act
Does 14 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).
Bereuter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) International Affairs (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Water Resources Development (8%) Agriculture and Food (7%)
Some of Bereuter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 729 (108th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the ...
- H.Res. 733 (108th): Calling on the Government of Libya to review the legal actions taken ...
- H.R. 4865 (108th): National Discovery Trails Act
- H.Res. 726 (108th): Congratulating the people of Serbia and government of Serbia for conducting a ...
- H.R. 4574 (108th): National Security Education Program Enhancement Act of 2004
- H.R. 4573 (108th): Intelligence Community Language Capabilities Enhancement Act of 2004
- H.Res. 652 (108th): Urging the Government of the Republic of Belarus to ensure a democratic, ...
From Jan 1979 to Jul 2004, Bereuter missed 299 of 13,616 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2004. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills