Froehlich was the representative for Wisconsin’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1974.
Froehlich is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Froehlich sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Froehlich was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 10717 (93rd): Menominee Restoration Act
- H.R. 10718 (93rd): Menominee Restoration Act
- H.R. 10719 (93rd): Menominee Restoration Act
Does 3 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).
Froehlich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (20%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Social Welfare (14%) Native Americans (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Health (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%)
Some of Froehlich’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17677 (93rd): A bill to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of ...
- H.R. 17413 (93rd): A bill to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund of 1965 ...
- H.R. 17394 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to remove ...
- H.J.Res. 1164 (93rd): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- H.R. 17230 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exclude ...
- H.Res. 1397 (93rd): Resolution to amend the House rules to require that the report of ...
- H.R. 16821 (93rd): International Air Transportation Fair Competitive Practices Act
From Jan 1973 to Dec 1974, Froehlich missed 79 of 1,078 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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