Our unique analysis of the bills Melcher sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Melcher is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Melcher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Native Americans (19%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Taxation (9%)
Some of Melcher’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 512 (100th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Secretary of ...
- S. 2832 (100th): A bill to provide that the Bureau of Labor Statistics conduct a ...
- S. 2830 (100th): Federal Crop Insurance Commission Act of 1988
- S. 2831 (100th): A bill to require that the Consumer Price Index for all urban ...
- S. 2826 (100th): Wildfire Suppression Assistance Act
- S. 2801 (100th): A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to hold ...
- S. 2751 (100th): Montana Natural Resources Protection and Utilization Act of 1988
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From Jan 1977 to Oct 1988, Melcher missed 365 of 5,377 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is on par with the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. 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:
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills