Moss is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 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 Moss sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Moss was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 181 (94th): Joint resolution to authorize the erection of the American Legion’s Freedom Bell on lands of the park system of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
- S. 2618 (94th): A bill for the relief of Chea Hyo Suk.
- S. 2668 (94th): An Act for the relief of Arturo Moreno Hernandez.
- S. 1518 (94th): Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act Amendments
- S.J.Res. 196 (94th): A joint resolution providing for the expression to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, of the appreciation of the people of the United States for the bequest of ...
- S. 3122 (94th): An Act to extend the authorization for appropriations to carry out the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
- S. 644 (94th): Consumer Product Safety Commission Improvements Act
Does 13 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).
Moss sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Social Welfare (20%) Health (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Private Legislation (10%) Energy (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Education (6%)
Some of Moss’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 582 (94th): A resolution notifying the President concerning the proposed adjournment of the Senate.
- S. 3815 (94th): A bill providing for reinstatement, and validation of United States oil and ...
- S. 3759 (94th): Earth Resources Information Satellite System Act
- S. 3764 (94th): National Environmental Policy Act Amendments
- S.Res. 519 (94th): A resolution expressing the sorrow of the Senate with respect to the ...
- S. 3700 (94th): A bill to amend section 16 of the Solar Energy Research, Development, ...
- S. 3688 (94th): A bill to amend title 13, United States Code, to provide for ...
From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Moss missed 1,152 of 6,547 roll call votes, which is 17.6%. This is worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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