Our unique analysis of the bills Pressler sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pressler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Pressler was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 652 (104th): Telecommunications Act of 1996
- S. 1926 (103rd): Food Stamp Program Improvements Act of 1994
- S. 1777 (103rd): A bill to extend the suspended implementation of certain requirements of the food stamp program on Indian reservations, to suspend certain eligibility requirements for the participation of ...
- S. 284 (103rd): An Act to extend the suspended implementation of certain requirements of the food stamp program on Indian reservations, and for other purposes.
- S.J.Res. 36 (102nd): A joint resolution to designate the months of November 1991, and November 1992, as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month”.
- S.J.Res. 16 (101st): A joint resolution designating the month of November 1989 as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month”.
- S.J.Res. 261 (100th): A joint resolution designating the month of November 1988 as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Pressler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Commerce (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Law (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) International Affairs (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%)
Some of Pressler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2091 (104th): Small Business and Farm Transportation Regulatory Relief Act
- S. 2086 (104th): International Tax Simplification for American Competitiveness Act
- S.Res. 292 (104th): A resolution designating the second Sunday in October of 1996 as “National ...
- S. 1994 (104th): Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996
- S. 1957 (104th): Intermodal Safe Container Transportation Amendments Act of 1996
- S.Con.Res. 65 (104th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that Members should ...
- S. 1862 (104th): Interstate Distribution of State-Inspected Meat Act of 1996
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From Feb 1979 to Oct 1996, Pressler missed 467 of 7,052 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills