Our unique analysis of the bills Sweeney 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sweeney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Sweeney was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 658 (106th): Thomas Cole National Historic Site Act
- H.R. 1104 (106th): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer administrative jurisdiction over land within the boundaries of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site to ...
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).
Sweeney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Law (15%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (10%) Health (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Education (8%)
Some of Sweeney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6071 (109th): High Risk Terrorism Prevention Initiative of 2006
- H.R. 5820 (109th): Federal Agency Data Privacy Protection Act
- H.R. 5708 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 5334 (109th): Small Scale Disaster Small Business Assistance Act of 2006
- H.R. 5287 (109th): Hunting Heritage Protection Act
- H.R. 5274 (109th): Boating Safety Tax Incentive Act
- H.R. 5188 (109th): Jane’s Law
From Jan 1999 to Dec 2006, Sweeney missed 415 of 4,645 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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