Heineman was the representative for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 1996.
Heineman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Heineman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Heineman 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).
Heineman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Heineman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3852 (104th): Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996
- H.R. 2772 (104th): Aircraft Pilot Safety Act of 1995
- H.R. 2650 (104th): Mandatory Federal Prison Drug Treatment Act of 1995
- H.R. 1499 (104th): Telemarketing Fraud Punishment and Prevention Act of 1996
From Jan 1995 to Sep 1996, Heineman missed 53 of 1,340 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills