Rep. James Bacchus
Former Representative for Florida’s 15th District
Bacchus is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Bacchus sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Bacchus was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 214 (102nd): To recognize the Astronauts Memorial at the John F. Kennedy Space Center as the national memorial to astronauts who die in the line of duty.
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).
Bacchus sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Education (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Agriculture and Food (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Bacchus recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5206 (103rd): To authorize the reliquidation of certain entries.
- H.R. 4052 (103rd): National Flood Insurance Program Improvement Act of 1994
- H.R. 3893 (103rd): To authorize the collection of entrance fees at Canaveral National Seashore, and …
- H.J.Res. 230 (103rd): To designate the period commencing on February 14, 1994, and ending on …
- H.R. 1880 (103rd): Defense Workers Economic Reinvestment Act of 1993
- H.Res. 143 (103rd): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to allow open meetings …
- H.R. 1395 (103rd): Ethics in Government Reform Act of 1993
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1991 to Nov 1994, Bacchus missed 94 of 2,054 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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