Molinari is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Molinari sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Molinari was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 481 (101st): To designate the building located at 2566 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York, as the “Walter Edward Grady United States Post Office”.
- H.J.Res. 234 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning May 1, 1983, as “National Children’s Liver Disease Awareness Week”.
Does 2 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).
Molinari sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (34%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Environmental Protection (12%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Housing and Community Development (5%) Health (5%)
Some of Molinari’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2977 (101st): For the relief of Eun Hye Kim and Doh Yeon Kim.
- H.R. 1629 (101st): Multilingual Radio Act of 1989
- H.R. 596 (101st): To amend title 18, United States Code, to create a new Federal ...
- H.R. 483 (101st): To amend title 49, United States Code, to make the term of ...
- H.R. 484 (101st): To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to require air carriers ...
- H.R. 482 (101st): To amend the Public Buildings Act of 1959 to permit certain executive ...
- H.R. 481 (101st): To designate the building located at 2566 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New ...
From Jan 1981 to Nov 1989, Molinari missed 349 of 3,915 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1989. 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