Our unique analysis of the bills Sangmeister 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sangmeister is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Sangmeister was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 131 (103rd): Designating December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day”.
- H.J.Res. 255 (102nd): Designating the week beginning July 21, 1991, as the “Korean War Veterans Remembrance Week”.
- H.J.Res. 575 (101st): To designate June 25, 1990, as “Korean War Remembrance Day”.
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).
Sangmeister sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Commerce (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Law (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%)
Some of Sangmeister’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4946 (103rd): Illinois Land Conservation Act of 1994
- H.R. 4724 (103rd): To amend title 38, United States Code, relating to veterans housing programs, ...
- H.R. 4670 (103rd): To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide an increase in ...
- H.R. 4671 (103rd): To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide direct loans and ...
- H.R. 4101 (103rd): To amend title 28, United States Code, to create a southern division ...
- H.R. 3688 (103rd): To extend the deadlines applicable to certain hydroelectric projects under the Federal ...
- H.R. 3594 (103rd): To prohibit direct Federal financial benefits and unemployment benefits to illegal aliens.
From Jan 1989 to Nov 1994, Sangmeister missed 118 of 2,958 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills