Kyl was the primary sponsor of 22 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3841 (111th): Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010
- S. 313 (111th): White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2009
- S. 3641 (110th): A bill to authorize funding for the National Crime Victim Law Institute to provide support for victims of crime under Crime Victims Legal Assistance Programs as a ...
- S. 3128 (110th): White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Loan Authorization Act
- S. 3601 (110th): A bill to authorize funding for the National Crime Victim Law Institute to provide support for victims of crime under Crime Victims Legal Assistance Programs as a ...
- S. 1529 (109th): City of Yuma Improvement Act
- S. 2120 (109th): Milk Regulatory Equity Act of 2005
Does 22 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).
Kyl sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Kyl’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3638 (115th): Estate Tax Rate Reduction Act
- S. 3634 (115th): Black Mountain Range and Bullhead City Land Exchange Act of 2018
- S. 3642 (115th): Lowell Observatory Conveyance Act
- S. 3708 (112th): SAFE Child Act
- S. 3704 (112th): A bill to clarify the authorized uses of funds in the Crime ...
- S. 3493 (112th): Free Press Act of 2012
- S. 2109 (112th): Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012
From Jan 1995 to Dec 2018, Kyl missed 83 of 6,067 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2018. 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
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills