Coleman was the representative for Missouri’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1975 to 1992.
Coleman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Coleman sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Coleman was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 279 (102nd): To declare it to be the policy of the United States that there should be a renewed and sustained commitment by the Federal Government and the American ...
- H.R. 678 (101st): To make a correction in the Education and Training for a Competitive America Act of 1988.
- H.R. 4639 (100th): A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prevent abuses in the Supplemental Loans for Students program under part B of title IV of ...
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).
Coleman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (26%) Agriculture and Food (20%) Law (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) International Affairs (9%) Taxation (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)
Some of Coleman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5955 (102nd): To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to clarify that the ...
- H.J.Res. 525 (102nd): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States allowing an ...
- H.R. 5582 (102nd): Economic Growth Act of 1992
- H.Res. 469 (102nd): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide for certain ...
- H.Res. 468 (102nd): Requiring the committees of appropriate jurisdiction to report to the House measures ...
- H.R. 4279 (102nd): Expansion of Processed and High-Value Agricultural Exports and Employment Opportunities Act of ...
- H.R. 3546 (102nd): Support for Emerging Democracies Act of 1991
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1992, Coleman missed 371 of 8,199 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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:
- @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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills