Our unique analysis of the bills Ashcroft sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ashcroft is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ashcroft was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1638 (106th): A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend the retroactive eligibility dates for financial assistance for higher education for ...
- S. 3015 (106th): A bill to grant the consent of Congress to the Kansas and Missouri Metropolitan Culture District Compact.
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).
Ashcroft sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (25%) Law (16%) Commerce (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) International Affairs (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)
Some of Ashcroft’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3264 (106th): Records Access Improvements Act of 2000
- S. 3263 (106th): Children’s Classroom Trust Fund Act
- S. 3159 (106th): A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to ...
- S. 3101 (106th): Reservists Tax Relief Act of 2000
- S. 3102 (106th): Putting Parents First Act
- S. 3066 (106th): Senior Care Safety Act of 2000
- S. 3061 (106th): International Consumer Safety Information Act
From Jan 1995 to Dec 2000, Ashcroft missed 31 of 2,203 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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