Erlenborn is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Erlenborn sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full 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.
Does 2 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).
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.
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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills