Broyhill was a senator from North Carolina and was a Republican. He served from 1986 to 1986.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 1969 to 1986; and the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1963 to 1968.
Broyhill was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7554 (96th): Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980
- H.R. 12862 (93rd): Veterans’ Education and Rehabilitation Amendments Act
Does 2 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).
Broyhill sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Energy (22%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Environmental Protection (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Labor and Employment (4%)
Some of Broyhill’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2853 (99th): Large Electrical Equipment Trade and Access Act of 1986
- S. 2707 (99th): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating ...
- S. 2686 (99th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 5090 (99th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 4668 (99th): Nuclear Waste Policy Act Amendments of 1986
- H.R. 4556 (99th): A bill to establish the manner in which an order issued by ...
- H.R. 4517 (99th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on textile reeling or winding ...
From Jul 1986 to Oct 1986, Broyhill missed 15 of 199 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is on par with the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. 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
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills