Our unique analysis of the bills Danforth sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Danforth is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Danforth was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2403 (103rd): A bill to grant the consent of the Congress to the Kansas and Missouri Metropolitan Culture District Compact.
- S. 2354 (103rd): A bill to designate the United States courthouse under construction in St. Louis, Missouri, as the “Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse”, and for other purposes.
- S. 12 (102nd): Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992
- S. 1745 (102nd): Civil Rights Act of 1991
- S. 1931 (101st): Criminal Victims Protection Act of 1990
- S. 1476 (100th): A bill to designate the Federal Record Center at 9700 Page Boulevard, Overland, Missouri, as the “SSG Charles F. Prevedel Building”.
- S.J.Res. 336 (100th): A joint resolution designating October 16, 1988, as “World Food Day”.
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).
Danforth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (33%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (11%) Health (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Law (7%) Social Welfare (6%)
Some of Danforth’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2556 (103rd): A bill to provide for the portability of validly executed advance directives, ...
- S. 2537 (103rd): Multiple Punitive Damages Fairness Act
- S. 2536 (103rd): Charitable Medical Care Act of 1994
- S. 2457 (103rd): A bill for the relief of Benchmark Rail Group, Inc.
- S. 2445 (103rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to limit ...
- S. 2403 (103rd): A bill to grant the consent of the Congress to the Kansas ...
- S. 2354 (103rd): A bill to designate the United States courthouse under construction in St. ...
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, Danforth missed 235 of 7,289 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills