Our unique analysis of the bills Mitchell sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mitchell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Mitchell was the primary sponsor of 32 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2534 (103rd): Base Closure Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance Act of 1994
- S.J.Res. 229 (103rd): A joint resolution regarding United States policy toward Haiti.
- S. 2467 (103rd): Uruguay Round Agreements Act
- S. 1857 (103rd): A bill to authorize appropriations to assist in carrying out the North American Wetlands Conservation Act for fiscal year 1995 through fiscal year 2000, and for other ...
- S. 1717 (103rd): John F. Kennedy Center Act Amendments of 1993
- S.J.Res. 156 (103rd): A joint resolution to express appreciation to W. Graham Clayton, Jr., for a lifetime of dedicated and inspired service to the Nation.
- S. 1627 (103rd): North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
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).
Mitchell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (27%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Environmental Protection (13%) International Affairs (13%) Health (9%) Law (8%) Taxation (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)
Some of Mitchell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 294 (103rd): A resolution to commend the exemplary leadership of the Republican Leader.
- S.Res. 291 (103rd): A resolution tendering the thanks of the Senate to the Vice President ...
- S.Res. 292 (103rd): A resolution tendering the thanks of the Senate to the President pro ...
- S.Res. 290 (103rd): A resolution appointing a committee to notify the President concerning the proposed ...
- S.Res. 280 (103rd): A resolution extending the provisions of Senate Resolution 149 of the One ...
- S.Res. 281 (103rd): A resolution to authorize testimony by an employee of the Senate and ...
- S.Res. 282 (103rd): A resolution to direct the Senate Legal Counsel to represent the Office ...
From May 1980 to Dec 1994, Mitchell missed 42 of 5,477 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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