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.
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%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Taxation (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 ...
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H.R. 3606 (112th): Jumpstart Our Business Startups
Mar 22, 2012. Bill Passed 73/26.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country's securities regulations. It passed with bipartisan support, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama ...
H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
S.Res. 10 (112th): A resolution to improve the debate and consideration of legislative matters and nominations in the Senate.
Jan 27, 2011. Resolution Rejected 44/51.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
On the Nomination PN323: Cass R. Sunstein, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
Sep 10, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 57/40.
H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
On the Nomination PN599: Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, in the Army, to be Lieutenant General
Jun 28, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 94/4.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
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.
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