Our unique analysis of the bills Forsythe 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Forsythe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Forsythe was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 84 (97th): A joint resolution designating the week of October 4 through October 10, 1981, as “National Diabetes Week”.
- H.R. 3292 (96th): Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1980
- H.J.Res. 463 (96th): A joint resolution designating the week of October 5 through October 11, 1980, as “National Diabetes Week”.
- H.J.Res. 209 (96th): A joint resolution designating the week of October 8 through October 14, 1979, as “National Diabetes Week”.
- H.R. 7397 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Viola Burroughs.
- H.R. 5266 (93rd): For the relief of Ursula E. Moore.
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).
Forsythe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Forsythe’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 511 (98th): A joint resolution designating the one-year period beginning July 1, 1984 and ...
- H.J.Res. 410 (98th): A joint resolution to declare June 4-10, 1984, as National Fishing Week.
- H.J.Res. 362 (98th): A joint resolution to declare June 4-10, 1984, as National Fisheries Week.
- H.R. 3806 (98th): United States Fisheries Development Corporation Act
- H.R. 3645 (98th): A bill for the relief of Alejandro Ravancho and Zenaida Ravancho.
- H.R. 3381 (98th): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Organic Act
- H.R. 3156 (98th): Merchant Marine Act of 1983
From Nov 1970 to Mar 1984, Forsythe missed 1,052 of 7,247 roll call votes, which is 14.5%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1984. 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