Our unique analysis of the bills Ryan 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ryan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ryan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (30%) Labor and Employment (24%) International Affairs (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Energy (6%) Social Welfare (6%) Private Legislation (5%) Water Resources Development (5%)
Some of Ryan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13258 (95th): Nuclear Energy Alternative Act
- H.R. 13259 (95th): Nuclear Waste Disposal Act
- H.R. 13257 (95th): Nuclear Financial Liability Act
- H.R. 12850 (95th): Water Recreation Act
- H.J.Res. 898 (95th): A resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- H.J.Res. 832 (95th): A resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- H.J.Res. 774 (95th): A resolution proclaiming May 3, 1978, “Sun Day”.
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From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Ryan missed 648 of 3,891 roll call votes, which is 16.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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