Our unique analysis of the bills Hefley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hefley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Hefley was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2187 (107th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to make receipts collected from mineral leasing activities on certain naval oil shale reserves available to cover environmental restoration, waste ...
- H.R. 581 (107th): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to use funds appropriated for wildland fire management in the Department of the Interior and ...
- H.R. 154 (106th): An Act to allow the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a fee system for commercial filming activities on Federal land, and ...
- H.R. 834 (106th): National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 2000
- H.R. 1026 (104th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 201 East Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the “Winfield Scott Stratton Post Office”.
- H.J.Res. 576 (100th): A joint resolution designating February 19 through 25, 1989, as “National Visiting Nurse Associations Week”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Hefley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (26%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Law (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Commerce (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)
Some of Hefley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6287 (109th): National Heritage Areas Partnership Act
- H.R. 5839 (109th): Leadership PAC Prohibition Act of 2006
- H.Res. 788 (109th): Supporting the goals and ideals of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- H.Res. 776 (109th): Supporting the observance of a “National Day of the American Cowboy”.
- H.R. 4988 (109th): House Ethics Reform Act of 2006
- H.R. 4907 (109th): To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national cemetery ...
- H.R. 4818 (109th): South Park National Heritage Area Act
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From Jan 1987 to Dec 2006, Hefley missed 261 of 11,069 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills