Buechner was the representative for Missouri’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1987 to 1990.
Buechner is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Buechner sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Buechner was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 182 (101st): To designate the week beginning April 2, 1989, as “National Child Care Awareness Week”.
Does 1 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).
Buechner sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (18%) Transportation and Public Works (18%) International Affairs (15%) Taxation (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Energy (9%)
Some of Buechner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5472 (101st): Family Violence Adult Protection Act of 1990
- H.R. 5328 (101st): Bird Conservation Research Act
- H.R. 4533 (101st): To require that remediation of certain defense-related radioactive wastes currently located in ...
- H.R. 4331 (101st): National Learning Technology Act of 1990
- H.R. 3924 (101st): American Family Reinvestment Act of 1990
- H.R. 3289 (101st): To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 ...
- H.R. 2701 (101st): To extend the existing suspension of duty on triphenyl phosphate.
From Jan 1987 to Oct 1990, Buechner missed 84 of 1,843 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is on par with the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills