Our unique analysis of the bills Cavanaugh 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cavanaugh is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Cavanaugh sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (23%) Taxation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Social Welfare (5%) Health (5%)
Some of Cavanaugh’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8337 (96th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 8279 (96th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act and ...
- H.R. 6560 (96th): A bill for the relief of James G. Reese.
- H.R. 6015 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with respect ...
- H.R. 5653 (96th): A bill to waive certain time limitations on the award of a ...
- H.R. 5579 (96th): A bill to provide that no salary increases shall be given Members ...
- H.R. 5559 (96th): Fair Financial Information Practices Act of 1979
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1980, Cavanaugh missed 288 of 2,816 roll call votes, which is 10.2%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills