Corman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Corman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Corman was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4793 (96th): A bill for the relief of Simon Ifergan Meara.
- H.R. 1316 (96th): A bill for the relief of Kuo-Yao Cheng.
- H.R. 3434 (96th): Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
- H.R. 3920 (96th): A bill to amend the Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1976 with respect to the National Commission on Unemployment Compensation, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3618 (95th): A bill for the relief of Martha Castro Fitz Maurice.
- H.R. 5176 (95th): An Act to lower the duty on levulose until the close of June 30, 1980.
- H.R. 11370 (95th): A bill to authorize an appropriation to reimburse certain expenditures for social services provided by the States prior to October 1, 1975, under titles I, IV-A, VI, …
Does 17 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).
Corman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Corman recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8391 (96th): A bill to amend the Social Security Act to extend gratuitous wage …
- H.R. 8148 (96th): A bill to allow an income tax deduction for certain motor carrier …
- H.J.Res. 613 (96th): A joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim May 13 of each …
- H.R. 8146 (96th): Federal Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Act of 1980
- H.R. 8118 (96th): Federal Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Act of 1980
- H.R. 7844 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide …
- H.R. 7766 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to extend …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1961 to Dec 1980, Corman missed 1,013 of 7,602 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills