Our unique analysis of the bills Solomon 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Solomon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Solomon was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2070 (105th): Correction Officers Health and Safety Act of 1998
- H.J.Res. 138 (105th): Appointing the day for the convening of the first session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress.
- H.J.Res. 131 (105th): Waiving certain enrollment requirements for the remainder of the One Hundred Fifth Congress with respect to any bill or joint resolution making general or continuing appropriations for ...
- H.R. 4137 (104th): Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act of 1996
- H.R. 680 (104th): To extend the time for construction of certain FERC licensed hydro projects.
- H.J.Res. 133 (102nd): Authorizing and requesting the President to designate the second full week in March 1991 as “National Employ the Older Worker Week”.
- H.J.Res. 150 (101st): To designate April 30, 1989, as “National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Centennial 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).
Solomon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Law (14%) International Affairs (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%)
Some of Solomon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 353 (105th): Providing for the sine die adjournment of the second session of the ...
- H.Res. 607 (105th): Providing for a revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the ...
- H.Res. 605 (105th): Waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany the bill ...
- H.Res. 608 (105th): Providing for a committee of two Members to be appointed by the ...
- H.J.Res. 138 (105th): Appointing the day for the convening of the first session of the ...
- H.Res. 606 (105th): Providing for an organizational caucus or conference in the House of Representatives ...
- H.R. 4829 (105th): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer administrative jurisdiction over ...
From Jan 1979 to Dec 1998, Solomon missed 434 of 10,308 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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