Faircloth is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1998 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 Faircloth sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Oct 21, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Faircloth was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1156 (105th): District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1998
- S. 2197 (104th): A bill to extend the authorized period of stay within the United States for certain nurses.
Does 2 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).
Faircloth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Faircloth’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2651 (105th): Save the Surplus Act of 1998
- S. 2590 (105th): Financial Services Act of 1998
- S. 2544 (105th): Homeownership and Community Development Act of 1998
- S. 2490 (105th): A bill to prohibit postsecondary educational institutions from requiring the purchase of ...
- S. 2405 (105th): A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to ...
- S. 2386 (105th): A bill to provide that a charitable contribution deduction shall be allowed ...
- S. 2333 (105th): District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1999
From Feb 1993 to Oct 1998, Faircloth missed 68 of 2,255 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1998. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills