Kaufman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2010 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Kaufman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 24, 2005 to Dec 22, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Kaufman was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Kaufman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Kaufman recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.Res. 660 (111th): A resolution expressing support for a public diplomacy program promoting advancements in …
- S.Res. 656 (111th): A resolution expressing support for the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival.
- S.Res. 644 (111th): A resolution designating the week beginning October 10, 2010, as “National Wildlife …
- S.Res. 623 (111th): A resolution commending the encouragement of interest in science, technology, engineering, and …
- S.Res. 551 (111th): A resolution marking the one year anniversary of the June 12, 2009, …
- S.Res. 524 (111th): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Stuttering Awareness Week …
- S. 3196 (111th): Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2009 to Sep 2010, Kaufman missed 6 of 640 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 2010. 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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