Our unique analysis of the bills Biester sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Biester is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Biester sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Labor and Employment (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Social Welfare (14%) International Affairs (14%) Education (5%) Taxation (4%) Private Legislation (3%)
Some of Biester’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1572 (94th): A resolution to establish a John W. McCormack senior intern program.
- H.R. 14280 (94th): Joint Committee on Intelligence Operations Act
- H.R. 13769 (94th): Joint Committee on Intelligence Operations Act
- H.R. 13684 (94th): International Investment Survey Act
- H.R. 12618 (94th): Joint Committee on Intelligence Operations Act
- H.R. 10127 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide, ...
- H.R. 9805 (94th): A bill to provide for a procedure to investigate and render decisions ...
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From Jan 1967 to Oct 1976, Biester missed 224 of 3,921 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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:
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills