Kasich was the representative for Ohio’s 12th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 2000.
Kasich is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Kasich sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Kasich was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2014 (105th): Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997
- H.R. 2015 (105th): Balanced Budget Act of 1997
- H.R. 3734 (104th): Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
- H.R. 2263 (102nd): Amend the title so as to read: An Act to amend chapter 45 of title 5, United States Code, to authorize awards for cost saving disclosures.
- H.R. 4574 (100th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to certain programs under which awards may be made to Federal employees for superior accomplishments or ...
- H.J.Res. 324 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning January 15, 1984, as “National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Week”.
Does 6 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).
Kasich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Taxation (13%) Commerce (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%)
Some of Kasich’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5669 (106th): To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that the Civil ...
- H.R. 5670 (106th): To ensure that the receipts and disbursements of the Social Security trust ...
- H.R. 5659 (106th): Personal Social Security Account Act of 2000
- H.R. 5507 (106th): Informed Voter Act of 2000
- H.Con.Res. 290 (106th): Budget resolution FY2001
- H.R. 3252 (106th): Internet Tax Elimination Act
- H.R. 1803 (106th): Social Security Surplus Preservation and Debt Reduction Act
From Jan 1983 to Dec 2000, Kasich missed 380 of 9,434 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills