Our unique analysis of the bills Traficant 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Traficant is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Traficant sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (25%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Law (12%) International Affairs (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Commerce (8%)
Some of Traficant’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3982 (107th): Steel Workers Relief Act of 2002
- H.Con.Res. 307 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Attorney General should appoint ...
- H.Con.Res. 306 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Attorney General should appoint ...
- H.Con.Res. 308 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Attorney General should appoint ...
- H.R. 3633 (107th): Oklahoma City Victims Compensation Act
- H.Con.Res. 261 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should support ...
- H.R. 3056 (107th): Flight Deck and Aircraft Integrity Enhancement Act of 2001
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From Jan 1985 to Jul 2002, Traficant missed 439 of 9,386 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2002. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills