Our unique analysis of the bills Pastore sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pastore is shown as a purple triangle. (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.
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 about one third or more 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. 3108 (94th): A bill to amend Public Law 94-187 to increase the authorization for ...
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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills