Our unique analysis of the bills Runnels 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Runnels is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Runnels sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Native Americans (28%) Energy (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Law (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Education (5%)
Some of Runnels’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7617 (96th): A bill to amend section 21 of the Mineral Leasing Act (41 ...
- H.R. 7195 (96th): A bill to authorize the exchange of certain land held in trust ...
- H.R. 6816 (96th): An act to provide for the exchange of certain Federal coal leases ...
- H.R. 6538 (96th): A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to ...
- H.R. 6299 (96th): Brantley Project, Pecos River Basin, New Mexico, Reauthorization Act of 1979
- H.R. 5003 (96th): A bill to declare that title to certain lands in the State ...
- H.Res. 373 (96th): A resolution to allow the parties in the case of New Mexico ...
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From Jan 1971 to Jul 1980, Runnels missed 1,390 of 5,617 roll call votes, which is 24.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1980. 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:
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills