Allen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2006 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 Allen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 22, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Allen was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2690 (109th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8801 Sudley Road in Manassas, Virginia, as the “Harry J. Parrish Post Office”.
- S. 3684 (109th): A bill to study and promote the use of energy efficient computer servers in the United States.
- S. 150 (108th): Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act
- S. 2092 (108th): A bill to address the participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization.
- S. 481 (108th): A bill to amend chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that certain Federal annuity computations are adjusted by 1 percentage point relating to …
- S. 243 (108th): A bill concerning participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization.
Does 6 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).
Allen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Commerce (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Allen recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 4057 (109th): National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2006
- S. 4006 (109th): Imagery, Mapping, and Geospatial Enhancement Act of 2006
- S.Res. 593 (109th): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Children and Families …
- S. 4045 (109th): A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at the intersections …
- S. 3970 (109th): A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct …
- S. 3976 (109th): Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2006
- S. 3878 (109th): A bill to provide compensation for United States citizens taken hostage by …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2001 to Dec 2006, Allen missed 9 of 1,953 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|1991 Oct-Nov (House)||57||0||0.0%||0th|
|1992 Jan-Mar (House)||66||1||1.5%||29th|
|1992 Apr-Jun (House)||185||3||1.6%||31st|
|1992 Jul-Sep (House)||196||0||0.0%||0th|
|1992 Oct-Oct (House)||41||0||0.0%||0th|
|2001 Jan-Mar (Senate)||63||0||0.0%||0th|
|2001 Apr-Jun (Senate)||157||1||0.6%||49th|
|2001 Jul-Sep (Senate)||68||0||0.0%||0th|
|2001 Oct-Dec (Senate)||92||2||2.2%||68th|
|2002 Jan-Mar (Senate)||59||1||1.7%||34th|
|2002 Apr-Jun (Senate)||107||1||0.9%||37th|
|2002 Jul-Sep (Senate)||61||0||0.0%||0th|
|2002 Oct-Nov (Senate)||26||0||0.0%||0th|
|2003 Jan-Mar (Senate)||112||0||0.0%||0th|
|2003 Apr-Jun (Senate)||150||1||0.7%||37th|
|2003 Jul-Sep (Senate)||108||0||0.0%||0th|
|2003 Oct-Nov (Senate)||89||1||1.1%||35th|
|2004 Jan-Mar (Senate)||64||0||0.0%||0th|
|2004 Apr-Jun (Senate)||88||0||0.0%||0th|
|2004 Jul-Sep (Senate)||42||0||0.0%||0th|
|2004 Oct-Dec (Senate)||22||0||0.0%||0th|
|2005 Jan-Mar (Senate)||81||1||1.2%||48th|
|2005 Apr-Jun (Senate)||89||0||0.0%||0th|
|2005 Jul-Sep (Senate)||76||0||0.0%||0th|
|2005 Oct-Dec (Senate)||120||0||0.0%||0th|
|2006 Jan-Mar (Senate)||83||1||1.2%||44th|
|2006 Apr-Jun (Senate)||107||0||0.0%||0th|
|2006 Jul-Sep (Senate)||73||0||0.0%||0th|
|2006 Nov-Dec (Senate)||16||0||0.0%||0th|
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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills