Our unique analysis of the bills Tunney 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). Tunney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Tunney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Energy (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Agriculture and Food (9%) International Affairs (9%) Environmental Protection (9%)
Some of Tunney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 489 (94th): A resolution relating to the kidnapping of schoolchildren in Chowchilla, Calif.
- S. 3639 (94th): A bill to amend the authorization for the Los Angeles and Long ...
- S. 3638 (94th): A bill to amend the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, to ...
- S.Con.Res. 128 (94th): Concurrent resolution directing the Secretary of the Senate to make corrections in ...
- S. 3632 (94th): Federal Building Works of Art Program Act
- S. 3633 (94th): A bill to provide reimbursement for disaster relief debris clearance to the ...
- S. 3350 (94th): Materials Research and Development Act
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From Feb 1971 to Oct 1976, Tunney missed 885 of 3,404 roll call votes, which is 26.0%. This is much worse than 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:
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills