Roush is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Roush sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Roush was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 11722 (94th): An Act to amend title 18 of the United States Code to prohibit deprivation of employment or other benefit for political contribution, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 12065 (94th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to prohibit deprivation of employment or other benefit for political contribution.
Does 2 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).
Roush sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (20%) Social Welfare (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Roush’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13213 (94th): Equal Opportunity for Displaced Homemakers Act
- H.R. 12065 (94th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 11722 (94th): An Act to amend title 18 of the United States Code to ...
- H.J.Res. 794 (94th): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- H.R. 11568 (94th): A bill to terminate the authorization of the navigation study and survey ...
- H.J.Res. 774 (94th): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- H.R. 10521 (94th): A bill to amend section 600 and section 601 of title 18, ...
From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Roush missed 147 of 4,484 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills