Our unique analysis of the bills Kemp 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kemp is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Kemp was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1826 (100th): A bill for the relief of Natasha Susan Middelmann, Samantha Abigail Middelmann, Naomi Katrina Orloff Middelmann, and Hannah Emily Middelmann.
- H.J.Res. 597 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning September 2, 1984 as “Youth of America Week”.
- H.J.Res. 447 (97th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating April 4, 1982, as the “National Day of Reflection”.
- H.R. 2279 (96th): National Ski Patrol System Recognition Act of 1979
- H.R. 5037 (95th): National Energy Conservation Policy Act
- H.R. 3259 (95th): An Act to continue to suspend for a temporary period the import duty on certain horses, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 13631 (93rd): An Act to suspend for a temporary period the import duty on certain horses, and for other purposes.
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 about one third or more 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).
Kemp sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (18%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Education (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Social Welfare (11%) Taxation (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)
Some of Kemp’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 625 (100th): A joint resolution Entitled: “ Nicaragua Freedom Act of 1988”.
- H.R. 4690 (100th): Plant-Opening and Jobs Creation Act of 1988
- H.R. 3632 (100th): Acid Deposition Control Act of 1987
- H.R. 3419 (100th): AIDS Prevention Act of 1987
- H.R. 3243 (100th): A bill to authorize appropriations for assistance to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance.
- H.R. 3095 (100th): International Financial Security Act of 1987
- H.R. 2612 (100th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act so ...
From Jan 1971 to Oct 1988, Kemp missed 1,595 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 17.0%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- 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