Wortley is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Wortley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.
Wortley was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Wortley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (23%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Housing and Community Development (14%) International Affairs (9%) Families (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Wortley recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5585 (100th): A bill for the relief of Alejandro Aceves.
- H.J.Res. 555 (100th): A joint resolution designating November 7, 1988, as “The Memorial Day for …
- H.R. 3625 (100th): A bill for the relief of Joanne Salyards.
- H.J.Res. 369 (100th): A joint resolution designating November 7, 1987, as “The Memorial Day for …
- H.R. 3287 (100th): A bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to …
- H.J.Res. 301 (100th): A joint resolution designating the period of June 1987 through May 1988 …
- H.R. 2162 (100th): A bill to expand the group eligibility requirements for worker trade readjustment …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1988, Wortley missed 248 of 3,547 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills