Our unique analysis of the bills Leland 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Leland is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Leland was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 368 (100th): A joint resolution designating the week of November 8 through November 14, 1987, as “National Food Bank Week”.
- H.J.Res. 666 (99th): A joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress in support of a commemorative structure within the National Park System dedicated to the promotion of understanding, knowledge, opportunity ...
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).
Leland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (27%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Health (15%) Social Welfare (10%) International Affairs (10%) Families (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Education (7%)
Some of Leland’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3184 (101st): Department of Energy Minority Economic Impact Revitalization Act
- H.R. 2812 (101st): Federal Fire Service Pay Schedule Act of 1989
- H.R. 2811 (101st): Postal Service Voter Registration Facilitation Acts of 1989
- H.R. 2810 (101st): Postal Service Voter Registration Facilitation Acts of 1989
- H.R. 2585 (101st): Air Toxics Control Act of 1989
- H.R. 2560 (101st): White House Conference on Homelessness Act
- H.R. 2477 (101st): National African-American Heritage Memorial Museum Act
From Jan 1979 to Aug 1989, Leland missed 694 of 5,030 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1989. 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:
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills