Rep. Jan Meyers
Former Representative for Kansas’s 3rd District
Meyers was the representative for Kansas’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1985 to 1996.
Meyers is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Meyers sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Meyers was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 406 (102nd): To designate the month of May 1992 as “National Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month”.
- H.R. 4522 (101st): Firefighters’ Safety Study Act
- H.J.Res. 577 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the weekend of August 1, 1986 through August 3, 1986 as “National Family Reunion Weekend”.
Does 3 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).
Meyers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Labor and Employment (13%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Law (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Taxation (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Meyers recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4313 (104th): Small Business Opportunity Preservation Act of 1996
- H.R. 4098 (104th): Haskell Indian Nations University Administrative Systems Act of 1996
- H.R. 3975 (104th): For the relief of Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Robert L. Stockwell, United States …
- H.R. 3994 (104th): Entrepreneur Development Program Act of 1996
- H.R. 3745 (104th): Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Corrections Act of 1996
- H.R. 3719 (104th): Small Business Programs Improvement Act of 1996
- H.R. 3720 (104th): Small Business Investment Company Reform Act of 1996
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1985 to Sep 1996, Meyers missed 144 of 6,127 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills