McClellan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 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 McClellan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
McClellan was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 12 (94th): An Act to amend section 376 of title 28, United States Code, in order to reform and update the existing program for annuities to survivors of Federal ...
- S. 22 (94th): Design Protection Act
- S. 3063 (94th): A bill designating Ozark Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River as the “Ozark-Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam.”
- S. 14 (94th): A bill to provide cost-of-living adjustments in retirement pay of certain Federal judges.
- S. 3187 (94th): A bill to extend the authorization of appropriations for the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works to be coextensive with the life of such ...
- S. 720 (94th): A bill granting a renewal of patent numbered 54,296 relating to the badge of the American Legion.
- S. 721 (94th): A bill granting a renewal of patent numbered 55,398 relating to the badge of the American Legion Auxiliary.
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).
McClellan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (24%) Law (19%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Private Legislation (11%) International Affairs (6%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)
Some of McClellan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2127 (95th): A bill to amend the Canal Zone Code with respect to the ...
- S. 1437 (95th): Criminal Code Reform Act
- S. 1416 (95th): Unfair Competition Act
- S. 1382 (95th): A bill to establish rational criteria for the imposition of the sentence ...
- S. 1227 (95th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exempt ...
- S.Res. 113 (95th): An original resolution reported authorizing additional expenditures by the Committee on Appropriations.
- S.Res. 69 (95th): A resolution to authorize the Secretary of the Senate to make certain ...
From Jan 1943 to Feb 1978, McClellan missed 1,391 of 9,455 roll call votes, which is 14.7%. This is worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1978. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills