Ryun was the representative for Kansas’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1996 to 2006.
Ryun is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Ryun sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ryun was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3733 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 410 Huston Street in Altamont, Kansas, as the “Myron V. George Post Office”.
- H.R. 2133 (107th): To establish a commission for the purpose of encouraging and providing for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board ...
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).
Ryun sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (26%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Law (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Ryun’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5909 (109th): Haley’s Act
- H.Res. 793 (109th): English Language Unity Statements resolution
- H.Res. 786 (109th): Condemning the recent election of the Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations ...
- H.Res. 720 (109th): Honoring the life of Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks.
- H.R. 4563 (109th): Servicemembers Interest Rate Relief Act of 2005
- H.R. 4168 (109th): Strengthening American Citizenship Act of 2005
- H.R. 3489 (109th): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain athletic footwear.
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2006, Ryun missed 141 of 5,832 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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