Our unique analysis of the bills Combest 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 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Combest is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Combest sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Commerce (12%) Emergency Management (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Law (10%)
Some of Combest’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5376 (107th): Reduce Wildfire Risk bill
- H.R. 2646 (107th): Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
- H.R. 2213 (107th): Crop Year 2001 Agricultural Economic Assistance Act
- H.Res. 46 (107th): Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Agriculture in the ...
- H.R. 4502 (106th): Water Pollution Program Improvement Act of 2000
- H.R. 2991 (106th): To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide for periodic revision ...
- H.R. 2559 (106th): Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000
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From Jan 1985 to May 2003, Combest missed 337 of 9,750 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 2003. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills