Our unique analysis of the bills Hamilton 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hamilton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Hamilton was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 680 (105th): To amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to authorize the transfer to States of surplus personal property for donation to nonprofit providers of ...
- H.R. 5155 (103rd): To authorize the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign countries.
- H.R. 4429 (103rd): To authorize the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign countries.
- H.R. 4635 (103rd): To extend the Export Administration Act of 1979.
- H.R. 2333 (103rd): Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995
- H.R. 3471 (103rd): To authorize the leasing of naval vessels to certain foreign countries.
- H.R. 2561 (103rd): To authorize the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign countries.
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.
Hamilton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Commerce (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)
Some of Hamilton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 424 (105th): Comprehensive Travel Reform Rule of 1998
- H.R. 2708 (105th): Enhancement of Trade, Security, and Human Rights through Sanctions Reform Act
- H.R. 1590 (105th): Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1997
- H.R. 1546 (105th): Government Secrecy Act of 1997
- H.Res. 61 (105th): To provide for independent investigations and factfinding for ethics investigations.
- H.Res. 68 (105th): Stating the sense of the House of Representatives that the Treaty of ...
- H.R. 679 (105th): To amend the Clean Air Act to exclude beverage alcohol compounds emitted ...
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From Jan 1965 to Dec 1998, Hamilton missed 214 of 16,163 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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