Our unique analysis of the bills Burke 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burke is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Burke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) International Affairs (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Law (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Taxation (7%) Water Resources Development (5%)
Some of Burke’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13912 (95th): A bill to amend title 39 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 13866 (95th): A bill for the relief of Joseph P. J. Charette.
- H.R. 13000 (95th): A bill to amend title 39 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 9698 (95th): A bill to provide for the use and distribution of the award ...
- H.J.Res. 628 (95th): Joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue annually a ...
- H.R. 9159 (95th): A bill to provide for the establishment of Veterans’ Administration outpatient clinic ...
- H.R. 8983 (95th): A bill to provide for the construction of a Veterans’ Administration hospital ...
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From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Burke missed 763 of 5,461 roll call votes, which is 14.0%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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