Wolpe was the representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1992.
Wolpe is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Wolpe sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Wolpe was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 756 (99th): A joint resolution to make corrections in the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986.
Does 1 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).
Wolpe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (24%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) International Affairs (24%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Energy (6%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Wolpe’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5392 (102nd): Electronic Commerce Act of 1992
- H.R. 4986 (102nd): Federal Facilities Toxics Release Act
- H.R. 4181 (102nd): To provide support to States which require and encourage utilities to provide ...
- H.R. 3509 (102nd): Solid Waste Metals Reduction Act
- H.R. 2504 (102nd): Educational Exchanges Enhancement Act of 1991
- H.R. 1171 (102nd): State Thrift Deposit Insurance Premium Act of 1991
- H.R. 677 (102nd): To amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to extend indefinitely the ...
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1992, Wolpe missed 184 of 6,656 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is better than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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