Our unique analysis of the bills Gurney sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gurney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Gurney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Private Legislation (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Water Resources Development (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Energy (8%)
Some of Gurney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4078 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Shoji Oue Snyder.
- S. 3442 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Paul M. Burkett and his wife, ...
- S.Res. 315 (93rd): A resolution to refer the bill (S. 3442) entitled “A bill for ...
- S. 3274 (93rd): A bill to establish the Federal Tourism Energy Resources Board.
- S. 3225 (93rd): A bill to amend the Export Administration Act of 1969 to curtail ...
- S. 3211 (93rd): A bill to amend the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973, relating ...
- S. 3212 (93rd): A bill to amend the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973, relating ...
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From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Gurney missed 293 of 2,759 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. This is better than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills