Our unique analysis of the bills Helstoski 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Helstoski is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Helstoski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Social Welfare (12%) Taxation (11%) Education (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)
Some of Helstoski’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15688 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide renters with ...
- H.R. 15646 (94th): A bill for the relief of Drugs, Inc.
- H.R. 15401 (94th): A bill for the relief of Miss Ana Kwaszko-Grebin.
- H.R. 13779 (94th): Consumer Communications Reform Act
- H.R. 13435 (94th): A bill for the establishment of the executive branch of the Government.
- H.R. 13230 (94th): A bill to grant a Federal Charter to the National Opportunity Camps.
- H.R. 13082 (94th): A bill to authorize the construction and maintenance of the General Draja ...
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From Jan 1965 to Oct 1976, Helstoski missed 698 of 4,315 roll call votes, which is 16.2%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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