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:
Social Welfare (33%) Taxation (29%) Labor and Employment (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Private Legislation (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)
Some of Burke’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14084 (95th): Disability Insurance Amendments
- H.J.Res. 1002 (95th): A resolution designating John Adams as the “Father of the United States ...
- H.R. 13008 (95th): A bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue ...
- H.J.Res. 961 (95th): A resolution to amend the Coinage Act of 1965 to change the ...
- H.R. 12862 (95th): A bill to make Federal Employees Group Life Insurance available to otherwise ...
- H.R. 12311 (95th): A bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue ...
- H.R. 11878 (95th): A bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue ...
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From Jan 1959 to Oct 1978, Burke missed 313 of 6,506 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is better 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills