Christensen was the representative for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 1998.
Christensen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Christensen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Christensen was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1650 (105th): To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Mother Teresa of Calcutta in recognition of her outstanding and enduring contributions ...
- H.R. 3400 (104th): To designate the United States courthouse to be constructed at a site on 18th Street between Dodge and Douglas Streets in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Roman L. ...
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).
Christensen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Christensen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4025 (105th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a ...
- H.R. 3722 (105th): Independent Contractor Tax Simplification Act of 1998
- H.R. 3512 (105th): Pay for Your Stay Act
- H.Con.Res. 212 (105th): Expressing the sense of the Congress relating to the European Union’s ban ...
- H.Con.Res. 190 (105th): Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the congressional ...
- H.R. 2397 (105th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend eligibility for hospital ...
- H.Con.Res. 142 (105th): Authorizing the use of the Capitol rotunda for the Senate Thanksgiving Celebration.
From Jan 1995 to Dec 1998, Christensen missed 77 of 2,527 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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