Bosco was the representative for California’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1990.
Bosco is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Bosco sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Bosco was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5070 (101st): To amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for maintenance, repair, alteration and other services necessary for the John F. Kenndy Center for the ...
- H.R. 4035 (101st): To designate the Federal building located at 777 Sonoma Avenue in Santa Rosa, California, as the “John F. Shea Federal Building”.
- H.J.Res. 281 (101st): To approve the designation of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, to disapprove a term of that designation, and to prohibit the exploration for, or the development ...
- H.R. 4712 (99th): A bill to provide for the restoration of the fish and wildlife in the Klamath and Trinity River Basins, and for other purposes.
Does 4 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).
Bosco sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Environmental Protection (14%) Native Americans (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Taxation (8%) Health (8%)
Some of Bosco’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 632 (101st): Requesting the President of the United States to negotiate agreements to achieve ...
- H.R. 5071 (101st): Federal Triangle Development Act Amendments of 1990
- H.R. 5070 (101st): To amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for ...
- H.R. 4741 (101st): Air Traffic Controller Incentive and Retention Act
- H.R. 4686 (101st): State Waterways Protection Act
- H.R. 4309 (101st): Smith River National Recreation Area Act
- H.R. 4178 (101st): Judicial Space and Facilities Management Improvement Act of 1989
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1990, Bosco missed 411 of 3,639 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills