Slattery was the representative for Kansas’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1994.
Slattery is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Slattery sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Slattery was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3341 (103rd): To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the rate of special pension payable to persons who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
- H.R. 798 (103rd): Veterans’ Compensation Rates Codification Act of 1993
- H.R. 5484 (102nd): Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Act of 1992
- H.J.Res. 309 (102nd): Designating August 29, 1991, as “National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day”.
- H.J.Res. 519 (101st): Designating April 16, 1990, as “National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day”.
- H.R. 2987 (101st): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Leavenworth, Kansas, as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center”.
- H.R. 517 (100th): A bill to designate Soldier Creek Diversion Unit in Topeka, Kansas, as the “Lewis M. Paramore Diversion Unit”.
Does 8 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).
Slattery sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Taxation (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Social Welfare (10%) Families (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Environmental Protection (7%)
Some of Slattery’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4844 (103rd): For the relief of Gulnur Akbal Walmsley.
- H.R. 4805 (103rd): To amend title 23, United States Code, relating to penalties for use ...
- H.R. 4088 (103rd): Veterans’ Adjudication Improvements Act of 1994
- H.R. 3939 (103rd): Ethics in Billing Act
- H.R. 3609 (103rd): Telecommunications Equipment Research and Manufacturing Competition Act of 1993
- H.R. 3607 (103rd): To revive and extend until December 31, 1996, the suspension of duty ...
- H.R. 3608 (103rd): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain chemicals.
From Jan 1983 to Nov 1994, Slattery missed 381 of 5,693 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. This is 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.
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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills