Our unique analysis of the bills Koch 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Koch is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Koch sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (18%) Health (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Taxation (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Education (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)
Some of Koch’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 9987 (95th): Bikeway Transportation Act
- H.R. 9986 (95th): Federal Information and Privacy Board Act
- H.R. 9989 (95th): A bill to amend the Social Security Act to provide for the ...
- H.J.Res. 651 (95th): Joint resolution to increase the authorization provided for the development of Ellis ...
- H.R. 9988 (95th): A bill to extend to all unmarried individuals the full tax benefits ...
- H.R. 9455 (95th): Bikeway Transportation Act
- H.R. 9454 (95th): Bikeway Transportation Act
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From Jan 1969 to Dec 1977, Koch missed 666 of 4,149 roll call votes, which is 16.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1977. 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