Our unique analysis of the bills Courter 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Courter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Courter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Environmental Protection (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Taxation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Courter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5414 (101st): Safe Senior Citizens Housing Act of 1990
- H.R. 5159 (101st): Senior Citizens Fire Safety Act of 1990
- H.R. 4678 (101st): To suspend for a 5-year period the duty on Dithiobisbenzanilide.
- H.R. 4332 (101st): To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out ...
- H.R. 4182 (101st): To temporarily suspend the duty on isophorone diisocyanate and trimethyl hexamethylene diisocyanate.
- H.R. 3579 (101st): To express the sense of Congress with respect to the use of ...
- H.R. 3571 (101st): Morris and Delaware and Raritan Navigation Canal National Heritage Corridor Act of ...
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From Jan 1979 to Oct 1990, Courter missed 666 of 5,727 roll call votes, which is 11.6%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills