Pastore is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 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 Pastore sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Pastore was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3095 (94th): A bill to increase the protection of consumers by reducing permissible deviations in the manufacture of articles made in whole or in part of gold.
- S. 3107 (94th): A bill to authorize appropriations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in accordance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and section 305 ...
- S. 3108 (94th): A bill to amend Public Law 94-187 to increase the authorization for appropriations to the Energy Research and Development Administration in accordance with section 261 of the ...
- S. 2568 (94th): A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, to revise the method of producing for public remuneration in the event of a nuclear ...
- S. 1716 (94th): A bill to authorize appropriations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in accordance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and section 305 ...
- S. 598 (94th): A bill to authorize appropriations to the Energy Research and Development Administration in accordance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, section ...
- S. 994 (94th): A bill to authorize supplemental appropriations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for fiscal year 1975.
Does 20 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).
Pastore sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (29%) Energy (28%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Private Legislation (9%) International Affairs (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (4%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)
Some of Pastore’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3881 (94th): A bill for the relief of Maria Ramona Amazo (wife) and Edgar ...
- S. 3858 (94th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to add a ...
- S. 3853 (94th): Nuclear Explosive Proliferation Control Act
- S.Res. 542 (94th): A resolution expressing the appreciation of the Senate to Jerry Lewis for ...
- S. 3770 (94th): Nuclear Explosive Proliferation Control Act
- S. 3286 (94th): A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, ...
- S. 3105 (94th): A bill to authorize appropriations to the Energy Research and Development Administration ...
From Jan 1949 to Oct 1976, Pastore missed 868 of 8,110 roll call votes, which is 10.7%. This is on par with the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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