Our unique analysis of the bills Baker 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Baker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Baker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Labor and Employment (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Private Legislation (11%) International Affairs (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)
Some of Baker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17507 (93rd): A bill to amend the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974.
- H.R. 17089 (93rd): Eastern Wilderness Areas Act
- H.R. 16964 (93rd): A bill to incorporate the United States Submarine Veterans of World War ...
- H.R. 16635 (93rd): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act so ...
- H.R. 16503 (93rd): Eastern Wilderness Areas Act
- H.R. 16117 (93rd): Eastern Wilderness Areas Act
- H.R. 15880 (93rd): Eastern Wilderness Areas Act
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From Jan 1971 to Dec 1974, Baker missed 229 of 1,727 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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