Our unique analysis of the bills Denton sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Denton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Denton was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 249 (99th): A joint resolution to proclaim October 23, 1986, as “A Time of Remembrance” for all victims of terrorism throughout the world.
- S.J.Res. 266 (99th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate the month of June 1986 as “Youth Suicide Prevention Month”.
- S. 1818 (99th): A bill to prevent sexual molestation of children in Indian country.
- S.J.Res. 104 (99th): A joint resolution to proclaim October 23, 1985, as “A time of remembrance” for all victims of terrorism throughout the world.
- S.J.Res. 92 (99th): A joint resolution to designate October 1985 as “National Foster Grandparents Month”.
- S.J.Res. 53 (99th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate the month of June 1985 as “Youth Suicide Prevention Month”.
- S. 2565 (98th): Human Services Reauthorization Act
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 about one third or more 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).
Denton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Families (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) International Affairs (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (10%) Health (9%)
Some of Denton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2551 (99th): Youth Suicide Prevention Act of 1986
- S. 2526 (99th): A bill to amend section 673b of title 10, United States Code, ...
- S.Res. 413 (99th): A resolution to recognize the devotion of Bob Hope to the United ...
- S. 2468 (99th): Antiterrorism and Air Security Act of 1986
- S. 2271 (99th): A bill for the relief of Jens-Peter Berndt.
- S.J.Res. 266 (99th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate the ...
- S.Res. 330 (99th): A resolution establishing a Special Committee on Families, Youth, and Children.
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Denton missed 159 of 2,368 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. This is on par with the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- 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