Our unique analysis of the bills Mattingly sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mattingly is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Mattingly was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S.J.Res. 220 (99th): A joint resolution to provide for the designation of September 19, 1986, as “National P.O.W./M.I.A. Recognition Day”.
- S.J.Res. 94 (98th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate May 13, 1984, to June 17, 1984, as “Family Reunion Month”.
- S. 505 (98th): A bill to designate the Federal building to be constructed in Savannah, Georgia, as the “Juliette Gordon Low Federal Building”.
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.
Mattingly sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (27%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Families (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)
Some of Mattingly’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2838 (99th): Georgia Wilderness Act of 1986
- S. 2843 (99th): A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to minimize ...
- S. 2805 (99th): A bill to provide for the imposition of the death penalty for ...
- S. 2789 (99th): A bill to provide emergency disaster relief for 1986 to agricultural producers ...
- S. 2612 (99th): Terrorist Subsidy Prevention Act
- S.Res. 409 (99th): A resolution to express the sense of the Senate that the tax ...
- S.J.Res. 307 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of April 18 through April ...
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From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Mattingly missed 40 of 2,368 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is better than the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills