Our unique analysis of the bills Hechler sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hechler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Hechler was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 400 (94th): Joint resolution to restore posthumously full rights of citizenship to Gen. R. E. Lee.
- H.J.Res. 302 (93rd): Joint resolution to authorize and request the President to call a White House Conference on Library and Information Sciences in 1976.
- H.R. 3280 (93rd): A bill to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to extend the authorizations for a 1-year period.
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 about one third or more 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).
Hechler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hechler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15849 (94th): Government Economy and Spending Reform Act
- H.R. 15569 (94th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate a ...
- H.R. 14699 (94th): Congressional Mailing Act
- H.Res. 1339 (94th): Resolution to disapprove the proposed exemption of middle distillates from the mandatory ...
- H.Res. 1338 (94th): Resolution to disapprove the proposed exemption of No. 2 heating oil and ...
- H.Res. 1316 (94th): Resolution to require the adoption of a resolution by the House of ...
- H.R. 13976 (94th): A bill to provide that the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Act ...
From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Hechler missed 43 of 4,966 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills