Poshard 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).
Poshard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (38%) Government Operations and Politics (33%) Law (21%) Social Welfare (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Poshard recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1502 (105th): To designate the United States Courthouse located at 301 West Main Street …
- H.R. 731 (105th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the interest …
- H.J.Res. 53 (105th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to …
- H.R. 730 (105th): To prohibit Members of the House of Representatives from using official funds …
- H.R. 2689 (104th): To designate the United States Courthouse located at 301 West Main Street …
- H.R. 1053 (104th): To prohibit Members of the House of Representatives from using official funds …
- H.R. 591 (104th): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to ban activities …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1989 to Dec 1998, Poshard missed 205 of 5,485 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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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
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills