Beall is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 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 Beall sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Beall was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3171 (94th): A bill to amend section 502 (a) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936.
- S. 2809 (94th): Rehabilitation Act Amendments
- S.J.Res. 250 (93rd): An Act to extend the Regional Rail Reorganization Act’s reporting date, and for other purposes.
- S. 2890 (93rd): A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to provide that funds appropriated for applicable programs for fiscal year 1974 shall remain available during the succeeding ...
Does 4 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).
Beall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (30%) Social Welfare (17%) Education (12%) Taxation (10%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Beall’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3828 (94th): A bill for the relief of Marilyn and Elpidio Termulo.
- S. 3827 (94th): A bill for the relief of Maria Vasquez.
- S. 3769 (94th): A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to grant to ...
- S. 3754 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to allow ...
- S. 3739 (94th): A bill to amend section 1451 of title 10, United States Code, ...
- S. 3733 (94th): A bill to provide for a refund of the social security taxes ...
- S. 3668 (94th): A bill to provide compensation to Federal employees for certain work injuries ...
From Feb 1971 to Oct 1976, Beall missed 343 of 3,404 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is better than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills