Seymour is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1992 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 Seymour sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 8, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Seymour was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S.J.Res. 315 (102nd): A joint resolution to designate September 16, 1992, as “National Occupational Therapy Day”.
- S.J.Res. 311 (102nd): A joint resolution designating February 21, 1993, through February 27, 1993, as “American Wine Appreciation Week”, and for other purposes.
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).
Seymour sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (21%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Water Resources Development (13%) Health (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Immigration (8%) Private Legislation (8%)
Some of Seymour’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3374 (102nd): Lake Tahoe Water Quality Protection Act of 1992
- S. 3365 (102nd): Central Valley Project Fish and Wildlife Act of 1992
- S. 3286 (102nd): A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide ...
- S. 3264 (102nd): Criminal Aliens Impact and Removal Act of 1992
- S. 3252 (102nd): A bill relating to the collection of delinquent child support payments.
- S. 3246 (102nd): A bill to amend titles II and XVI of the Social Security ...
- S. 3247 (102nd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide ...
From Jan 1991 to Oct 1992, Seymour missed 54 of 550 roll call votes, which is 9.8%. This is much worse than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills