Webb is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2013 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 Webb sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 2, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Webb was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1774 (111th): A bill for the relief of Hotaru Nakama Ferschke.
- S. 3148 (111th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the treatment of Department of Defense health coverage as minimal essential coverage.
Does 2 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).
Webb sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Arts, Culture, Religion (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Taxation (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)
Some of Webb’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3372 (112th): Military Service Integrity Act of 2012
- S.Con.Res. 46 (112th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that an appropriate site ...
- S. 3176 (112th): Military Humanitarian Operations Act of 2012
- S.Res. 425 (112th): A resolution designating April 23, 2012, as “National Adopt a Library Day”.
- S. 2179 (112th): Military and Veterans Educational Reform Act of 2012
- S. 2117 (112th): Adult Education and Economic Growth Act of 2012
- S. 2063 (112th): A bill to prohibit the transfer of technology developed using funding provided ...
From Jan 2007 to Jan 2013, Webb missed 37 of 1,839 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. 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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