Our unique analysis of the bills O'Brien 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). O'Brien is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
O'Brien sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Environmental Protection (16%) Labor and Employment (16%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) International Affairs (11%)
Some of O'Brien’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 427 (99th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning on May 11, 1986, as ...
- H.J.Res. 273 (99th): A joint resolution to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the ...
- H.J.Res. 170 (99th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning on May 5, 1985 as ...
- H.J.Res. 463 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning on May 6, 1984, as ...
- H.R. 1737 (98th): A bill to amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to provide ...
- H.R. 1046 (98th): A bill to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of ...
- H.R. 7332 (97th): A bill to amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to provide ...
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From Jan 1973 to Jul 1986, O'Brien missed 1,058 of 7,535 roll call votes, which is 14.0%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1986. 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills