Our unique analysis of the bills Taylor 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Taylor is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Taylor was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6102 (111th): To amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to extend the authority of the Secretary of the Navy to enter into multiyear contracts for ...
- H.R. 1284 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 West Main Street in McLain, Mississippi, as the “Major Ed W. Freeman Post Office”.
- H.R. 2438 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 115 West Pine Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as the “Major Henry A. Commiskey, Sr. Post ...
- H.R. 2460 (106th): To designate the United States Post Office located at 125 Border Avenue West in Wiggins, Mississippi, as the “Jay Hanna ‘Dizzy’ Dean Post Office”.
- H.R. 3984 (103rd): To designate the United States post office located at 212 Coleman Avenue in Waveland, Mississippi, as the “John Longo, Jr. Post Office”.
- H.R. 3839 (103rd): To designate the United States Post Office located at 220 South 40th Avenue in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as the “Roy M. Wheat Post Office”.
- H.R. 4539 (102nd): To designate the general mail facility of the United States Postal Service in Gulfport, Mississippi, as the “Larkin I. Smith General Mail Facility” and the facility of ...
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).
Taylor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Taylor’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6494 (111th): To amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to ...
- H.R. 6187 (111th): To direct the Secretary of the Army to seek to enter into ...
- H.R. 6157 (111th): To direct the Secretary of the Army to seek to enter into ...
- H.R. 6102 (111th): To amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to ...
- H.Res. 1218 (111th): Recognizing the University of Southern Mississippi for 100 years of service and ...
- H.R. 4759 (111th): To provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the North ...
- H.R. 1284 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
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S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From May 1989 to Dec 2010, Taylor missed 325 of 13,374 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills