Hammerschmidt was the representative for Arkansas’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1992.
Hammerschmidt is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hammerschmidt sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Hammerschmidt was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 332 (102nd): Veterans’ Compensation Amendments of 1991
- H.R. 2178 (101st): To designate lock and dam numbered 4 on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, as the “Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam”.
- H.J.Res. 299 (101st): To designate the week of July 24 to July 30, 1989, as the “National Week of Recognition and Remembrance for Those Who Served in the Korean War”.
- H.R. 3399 (99th): A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to increase the amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 1985, 1986, and 1987 for commodity ...
- H.R. 3271 (99th): A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to exclude the employees of States and political subdivisions of States from the provisions of that ...
- H.R. 5127 (98th): Retirement Equity Act of 1983
- 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.
Does 14 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).
Hammerschmidt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Social Welfare (21%) Health (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (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 ...
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.
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
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills