Our unique analysis of the bills Lightfoot 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lightfoot is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Lightfoot was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Lightfoot sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Taxation (15%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Law (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Social Welfare (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)
Some of Lightfoot’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4206 (104th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the ...
- H.R. 4054 (104th): To provide relief to agricultural producers who granted easements to, or owned ...
- H.R. 3756 (104th): Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1997
- H.R. 3481 (104th): To repeal the minimum wage requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act ...
- H.R. 3251 (104th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the applicability ...
- H.Res. 315 (104th): Calling on the people of the United States to set a place ...
- H.R. 2020 (104th): Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1996
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From Jan 1985 to Sep 1996, Lightfoot missed 166 of 6,127 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills