Our unique analysis of the bills Pickle 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pickle is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Pickle was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2334 (101st): To redesignate the Post Office located at 300 East Ninth Street in Austin, Texas, as the “Homer Thornberry Judicial Building”.
- H.R. 3319 (100th): A bill for the relief of Susan A. Sampeck.
- H.R. 3755 (98th): Social Security Disability Benefits Reform Act of 1984
- H.R. 4941 (96th): A bill to name a dam and reservoir on the San Gabriel River, Texas, as the “North San Gabriel Dam” and “Lake Georgetown”, respectively.
- H.R. 8173 (96th): A bill to provide for distribution in the United States of certain International Communication Agency films relating to President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
- H.R. 5295 (96th): An act to amend the Social Security Act with respect to the retirement tests, to reduce spending under title II of the Social Security Act, and for ...
- H.R. 7670 (96th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to make necessary adjustments in the allocation of social security tax receipts between the Federal Old-Age ...
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.
Pickle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (23%) Labor and Employment (16%) Social Welfare (16%) Health (14%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Families (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)
Some of Pickle’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5006 (103rd): Savings and Investment Incentive Act of 1994
- H.R. 4275 (103rd): Social Security Entitlement Reform Amendments of 1994
- H.R. 3684 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the pension ...
- H.R. 3585 (103rd): Social Security Entitlement Reform Amendments of 1993
- H.R. 3211 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a ...
- H.R. 861 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment ...
- H.R. 22 (103rd): Federal Program Improvement Act of 1993
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From Dec 1963 to Nov 1994, Pickle missed 1,059 of 13,750 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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