Hoeffel was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1999 to 2004.
Hoeffel is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hoeffel sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
Hoeffel was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2328 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2001 East Willard Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the “Robert A. Borski Post Office Building”.
Does 1 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).
Hoeffel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Arts, Culture, Religion (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (9%) Law (9%) Education (9%)
Some of Hoeffel’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3836 (108th): To amend part C of title XVIII of the Social Security Act ...
- H.R. 3753 (108th): To provide for the restoration of the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and ...
- H.Con.Res. 317 (108th): Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the form of ...
- H.R. 3082 (108th): Corporate Welfare Reform Commission Act of 2003
- H.R. 2872 (108th): Antique Firearm Safety Act
- H.R. 2819 (108th): Modern-Day Marshall Plan for Eurasia and the Middle East Act of 2003
- H.R. 2428 (108th): Military Tribunal Regulations Review Act
From Jan 1999 to Dec 2004, Hoeffel missed 152 of 3,431 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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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