Wolff is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Wolff sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Wolff was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 568 (96th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating October 12 through October 19, 1980, as “Italian-American Heritage Week”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Wolff sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) International Affairs (17%) Education (14%) Labor and Employment (12%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Energy (6%) Housing and Community Development (5%)
Some of Wolff’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8009 (96th): Omnibus Antiterrorism Act of 1980
- H.Con.Res. 409 (96th): A concurrent resolution expressing the deep concern of the Congress about the ...
- H.R. 7926 (96th): A bill for the relief of Siraj Yoosuf Patel, Farida Fatima Siraj ...
- H.R. 7925 (96th): A bill for the relief of Mohammad Ismail Khan, Hashmat Ismail Khan, ...
- H.Con.Res. 397 (96th): A concurrent resolution expressing the deep concern of the Congress about the ...
- H.Res. 736 (96th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that international ...
- H.J.Res. 568 (96th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a ...
From Jan 1965 to Dec 1980, Wolff missed 829 of 7,131 roll call votes, which is 11.6%. This is worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills