Read our 2014 Report Card for Hagan.
Hagan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2014 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 Hagan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 12, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Hagan was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1935 (112th): March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Act of 2011
- S. 1527 (112th): A bill to authorize the award of a Congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines of World War II.
- S. 651 (112th): McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act
Does 3 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).
Hagan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hagan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 591 (113th): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of American Education Week.
- S. 2720 (113th): ROAD Act of 2014
- S. 2744 (113th): Great Smoky Mountains National Park Agreement Act of 2014
- S. 2542 (113th): A bill to clarify the effect of State statutes of repose on ...
- S. 2506 (113th): Correctly Recognizing Educational Achievements To Empower Graduates Act
- S. 2448 (113th): Servicemember Higher Education Protection Act
- S. 2363 (113th): Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2014, Hagan missed 35 of 1,839 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. 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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