Nussle is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Nussle sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Nussle was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5708 (107th): To reduce preexisting PAYGO balances, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3745 (106th): Effigy Mounds National Monument Additions Act
Does 2 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).
Nussle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (19%) Taxation (17%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%)
Some of Nussle’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5208 (109th): Independence from Oil with Agriculture Act of 2006
- H.Con.Res. 376 (109th): Budget resolution FY2007
- H.R. 4241 (109th): Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
- H.R. 3360 (109th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance tax incentives ...
- H.R. 3066 (109th): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to provide ...
- H.R. 3067 (109th): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to provide ...
- H.R. 2647 (109th): Qualified Personal Service Corporations Clarification Act of 2005
From Jan 1991 to Dec 2006, Nussle missed 283 of 9,226 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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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