Exon is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1996 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Exon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Exon was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1780 (104th): A bill to revise the boundary of the North Platte National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes.
- S. 412 (103rd): Negotiated Rates Act of 1993
- S. 1583 (102nd): Pipeline Safety Act of 1992
- S. 248 (102nd): Niobrara Scenic River Designation Act of 1991
- S.J.Res. 98 (102nd): A joint resolution to express appreciation for the benefit brought to the Nation by Amtrak during its twenty years of existence.
- S. 2936 (101st): Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990
- S. 2516 (101st): Foreign Direct Investment and International Financial Data Improvements Act of 1990
Does 21 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).
Exon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (19%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Law (9%) Taxation (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)
Some of Exon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2003 (104th): Armored Car Industry Reciprocity Improvement Act of 1996
- S. 1780 (104th): A bill to revise the boundary of the North Platte National Wildlife ...
- S.Res. 210 (104th): A resolution to commend the Cornhuskers of the University of Nebraska at ...
- S.Res. 211 (104th): A resolution to commend the Cornhuskers of the University of Nebraska at ...
- S.Con.Res. 37 (104th): A concurrent resolution directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to ...
- S. 1241 (104th): Public Broadcasting Financial Independence and Family Viewing Act of 1995
- S. 1140 (104th): Transportation Regulatory Streamlining Act of 1995
From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Exon missed 229 of 7,052 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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