Our unique analysis of the bills Bellmon sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate 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). Bellmon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bellmon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Agriculture and Food (18%) Taxation (15%) Education (12%) Health (12%) Water Resources Development (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Native Americans (8%)
Some of Bellmon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3236 (96th): A bill to provide that royalties received by the United States from ...
- S. 3208 (96th): Food and Population Centers Act
- S. 3128 (96th): A bill to remove certain lands from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, ...
- S. 3022 (96th): A bill to encourage States to provide unemployment benefits to certain partially ...
- S. 2952 (96th): A bill to provide for the use and distribution of Seminole judgment ...
- S. 2826 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with respect ...
- S. 2600 (96th): A bill to amend the charter of the United States Olympic Committee ...
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From Jan 1969 to Dec 1980, Bellmon missed 1,085 of 6,280 roll call votes, which is 17.3%. This is much worse than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills