Our unique analysis of the bills Erlenborn 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Erlenborn is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Erlenborn was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5276 (98th): Adult Education Act Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 1753 (96th): A bill for the relief of Sergio and Javier Arredondo.
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).
Erlenborn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Erlenborn’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6378 (98th): A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, ...
- H.R. 6153 (98th): Chapter 1 Improvement Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 6070 (98th): Indian Education Act Reauthorization of 1984
- H.R. 5567 (98th): Child Nutrition Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 5451 (98th): Higher Education Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 5325 (98th): Older Americans Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 5277 (98th): A bill to extend programs under the Head Start Act.
From Jan 1965 to Oct 1984, Erlenborn missed 1,089 of 8,849 roll call votes, which is 12.3%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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
- 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