Our unique analysis of the bills Porter sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Porter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Porter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) International Affairs (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Labor and Employment (10%) Law (10%)
Some of Porter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5656 (106th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies ...
- H.R. 4577 (106th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001
- H.Con.Res. 328 (106th): Expressing the sense of the Congress in recognition of the 10th anniversary ...
- H.R. 4454 (106th): To authorize appropriations to expand and enhance United States international broadcasting operations ...
- H.R. 4440 (106th): To authorize appropriations to expand and enhance United States international broadcasting operations ...
- H.R. 4327 (106th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on B-Bromo-B-nitrostyrene.
- H.R. 4326 (106th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on Diiodomethyl-p-tolylsulfone.
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From Jan 1980 to Dec 2000, Porter missed 416 of 10,848 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills