Gregg is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2010 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 Gregg sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 24, 2005 to Dec 22, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Gregg was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1024 (110th): Safer DATA Act
- S. 1932 (109th): Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
- S. 15 (108th): Project BioShield Act of 2004
- S. 1929 (108th): Mental Health Parity Reauthorization Act of 2003
- S. 1015 (108th): Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act
- S. 342 (108th): Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003
- H.J.Res. 526 (100th): A joint resolution designating November 27 through December 3, 1988, as “National Sir Winston Churchill Recognition Week”.
Does 9 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).
Gregg sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Health (14%) Social Welfare (12%) Commerce (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Gregg’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 679 (111th): A resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Law.
- S.Res. 675 (111th): A resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Law.
- S.Res. 480 (111th): A resolution condemning the continued detention of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung ...
- S. 2797 (111th): Military Voter Compliant States Act of 2009
- S. 1844 (111th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on ski poles.
- S. 1611 (111th): Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009
- S. 1318 (111th): Axe the Stimulus Plaques Act
From Feb 1993 to Dec 2010, Gregg missed 222 of 6,233 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. 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