Our unique analysis of the bills Hammerschmidt 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hammerschmidt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Hammerschmidt was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2178 (101st): To designate lock and dam numbered 4 on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, as the “Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam”.
- H.R. 4591 (97th): A bill to amend the mineral leasing laws of the United States to provide for uniform treatment of certain receipts under such laws, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5752 (94th): A bill for the relief of Lucie Stein.
- H.R. 6717 (93rd): An Act to amend certain provisions of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 relating to the collection of fees in connection with the use ...
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Hammerschmidt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Social Welfare (21%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Health (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)
Some of Hammerschmidt’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6004 (102nd): To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to extend the deadline ...
- H.R. 5711 (102nd): Undercharge Claim Reconciliation Act of 1992
- H.R. 4733 (102nd): To designate lock and dam numbered 3 on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, ...
- H.R. 4183 (102nd): Arkansas Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1991
- H.R. 2205 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the prior ...
- H.R. 2206 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction ...
- H.R. 2204 (102nd): To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to clarify the ...
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From Jan 1967 to Oct 1992, Hammerschmidt missed 569 of 12,120 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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