Our unique analysis of the bills Shannon 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Shannon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Shannon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (42%) Education (13%) International Affairs (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Energy (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Social Welfare (6%)
Some of Shannon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 379 (98th): A concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of H.R. 3398.
- H.R. 6436 (98th): Tax Equity and Efficiency Act
- H.J.Res. 612 (98th): Security and General Nuclear Disarmament Resolution
- H.R. 5867 (98th): Lebanese Multinational Peacekeeping Force Memorial Act of 1984
- H.R. 5351 (98th): Oil Company Acquisition Moratorium Act
- H.R. 5312 (98th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exclude ...
- H.Res. 467 (98th): A resolution directing the President of the United States to provide certain ...
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From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Shannon missed 409 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 13.7%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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:
- 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