Glenn was a senator from Ohio and was a Democrat. He served from 1974 to 1998.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 1989, Sen. Glenn was accused of improperly intervening with federal banking regulators on behalf of Charles Keating, Jr. and his savings and loan business. In 1991, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics published a report in which charges were dismissed.
|Nov. 20, 1991||Senate Select Committee on Ethics published a report in which charges were dismissed (Senate Select Comm. on Ethics, Investigation of Sen. Alan Cranston, S. Rep. 102-223, 102d Cong., 1st Sess. (1991))|
Glenn is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1998 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 Glenn sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Oct 21, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Glenn was the primary sponsor of 29 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 58 (105th): A joint resolution recogizing the accomplishments of Inspector General since their creation in 1978 in preventing and detecting waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, and in promoting economy, ...
- S. 1800 (105th): A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 85 Marconi Boulevard in Columbus, Ohio, as the “Joseph P. Kinneary United States Courthouse”.
- S. 659 (105th): Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1998
- S. 1347 (105th): A bill to permit the city of Cleveland, Ohio, to convey certain lands that the United States conveyed to the city.
- S. 1579 (104th): Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996
- S. 1103 (104th): A bill to extend for 4 years the period of applicability of enrollment mix requirement to certain health maintenance organizations providing services under Dayton Area Health Plan.
- S. 468 (104th): A bill to extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act applicable to the construction of a hydroelectric project in Ohio, and for other purposes.
Does 29 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).
Glenn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Law (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Commerce (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Environmental Protection (8%)
Some of Glenn’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.J.Res. 58 (105th): A joint resolution recogizing the accomplishments of Inspector General since their creation ...
- S. 2499 (105th): Power Marketing Administration Reform Act of 1998
- S. 2258 (105th): Sanctions Implementation Procedures Act of 1998
- S. 1800 (105th): A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located ...
- S. 1642 (105th): Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1998
- S. 1347 (105th): A bill to permit the city of Cleveland, Ohio, to convey certain ...
- S.Con.Res. 45 (105th): A concurrent resolution commending Dr. Hans Blix for his distinguished service as ...
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1998, Glenn missed 729 of 10,131 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is much worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1998. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills