Our unique analysis of the bills Williams 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Williams is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Williams sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Environmental Protection (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Water Resources Development (10%) Law (8%) Sports and Recreation (7%)
Some of Williams’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4167 (104th): Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996
- H.R. 4188 (104th): Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System Act of 1995
- H.R. 4114 (104th): Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996
- H.R. 4076 (104th): Congress 2000 Commission Act
- H.R. 3318 (104th): Southwest Montana Heritage and Recreation Area Act of 1996
- H.R. 3317 (104th): Yellowstone River Valley Heritage Area Act of 1996
- H.R. 2819 (104th): Fort Peck Rural County Water Supply System Act of 1995
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From Jan 1979 to Sep 1996, Williams missed 1,094 of 9,121 roll call votes, which is 12.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills