Haskell is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Haskell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Haskell was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3189 (95th): A bill to further amend the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 201 (a) ), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to exchange Federal Coal ...
- S. 507 (94th): National Resource Lands Management Act
- S. 268 (94th): A bill to designate the Eagles Nest Wilderness, Arapaho, and White River National Forests, in the State of Colorado.
- S. 532 (94th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to amend retroactively regulations of the Department of Agriculture pertaining to the computation of price support payments under the ...
- S. 267 (94th): A bill to designate the Flat Tops Wilderness, Routt and White River National Forests, in the State of Colorado.
- S. 1010 (94th): A bill to clarify authorization for the approval by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency of the exchange of a portion of real property conveyed to ...
- S. 3615 (93rd): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer certain lands in the State of Colorado to the Secretary of Agriculture for inclusion in the ...
Does 7 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).
Haskell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Taxation (16%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Energy (10%) Private Legislation (8%) Labor and Employment (5%)
Some of Haskell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3491 (95th): Jobs Credit Extension Act
- S. 3436 (95th): A bill for the valuation of options to purchase stock in a ...
- S. 3349 (95th): Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and Arapaho National Recreation Area Act
- S. 3261 (95th): Privacy Protection Act
- S. 3203 (95th): A bill for the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Markson.
- S. 3189 (95th): A bill to further amend the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 ...
- S. 3055 (95th): National Sweetener Act
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Haskell missed 599 of 3,605 roll call votes, which is 16.6%. This is worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills