Our unique analysis of the bills Studds 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Studds is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Studds was the primary sponsor of 26 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3049 (103rd): To extend the current interim exemption under the Marine Mammal Protection Act for commercial fisheries until April 1, 1994.
- H.R. 5617 (102nd): Oceans Act of 1992
- H.R. 2152 (102nd): High Seas Driftnet Fisheries Enforcement Act
- H.R. 5419 (102nd): International Dolphin Conservation Act of 1992
- H.R. 5013 (102nd): Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992
- H.R. 3836 (102nd): Pacific Yew Act
- H.R. 2387 (102nd): Striped Bass Act of 1991
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Studds sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (26%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) International Affairs (8%)
Some of Studds’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4111 (104th): Federal Law Enforcement Dependents Assistance Act of 1996
- H.R. 4101 (104th): Rescue Diver Training Act of 1996
- H.R. 3022 (104th): Cardiac Arrest Survival Act
- H.R. 2956 (104th): Fisheries Disaster Assistance Act of 1996
- H.R. 2957 (104th): To deauthorize a portion of the navigation project for Weymouth-Fore and Town ...
- H.R. 2763 (104th): To establish the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, and for other ...
- H.R. 2187 (104th): To deauthorize a portion of the navigation project for Cohasset Harbor, Massachusetts.
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From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Studds missed 368 of 13,012 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills