Sikorski was the representative for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 1990, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Sikorksi for misuse of staff for personal errands and on Jan. 31, 1990 the complaint was dismissed.
|Jan. 31, 1990||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the complaint|
Sikorski is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Sikorski sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Sikorski was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2270 (102nd): Senior Executive Service Improvements Act
- H.R. 5643 (101st): To grant a temporary extension on the authority under which the Government may accept the voluntary services of private-sector executives; to clarify the status of Federal employees ...
- H.R. 3086 (101st): Civil Service Due Process Amendments
- H.R. 2847 (101st): To extend by 1 year a program under which the Government is allowed to accept the voluntary services of private-sector executives.
- H.R. 4939 (100th): Lead Contamination Control Act of 1988
- H.R. 3858 (99th): Children’s Justice 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 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).
Sikorski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (31%) Environmental Protection (20%) Education (12%) Health (12%) Labor and Employment (8%) Taxation (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)
Some of Sikorski’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5886 (102nd): To reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel through fiscal year 1994.
- H.R. 5528 (102nd): Department of Defense Overseas Educators Act
- H.R. 4385 (102nd): To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code ...
- H.R. 4384 (102nd): To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that employees of ...
- H.R. 3939 (102nd): Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for America Act
- H.R. 3149 (102nd): Federal Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1991
- H.R. 3123 (102nd): National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Authorization Act of 1991
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Sikorski missed 84 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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