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 was the primary sponsor of 28 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 335 (100th): A joint resolution to designate the last full week of October, October 23 through October 29, 1988, as “National Adult Immunization Awareness Week”.
- S. 1704 (100th): A bill to authorize the establishment of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Site in the State of Montana.
- S. 659 (100th): Agricultural Aid and Trade Missions Act
- S. 1889 (100th): Geothermal Steam Act Amendments of 1988
- S. 2641 (100th): Temporary Emergency Wildfire Suppression Act
- S. 2273 (100th): A bill to provide for the transfer of certain funds to the Secretary of the Interior for the benefit of certain members of the Crow Tribe.
- S. 2117 (100th): Age Discrimination Claims Assistance Act of 1988
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.
Melcher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Native Americans (19%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (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