Wallop is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1994 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Wallop sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 25, 1989 to Dec 1, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Wallop was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 179 (102nd): A bill to designate the week beginning August 25, 1991, as “National Parks Week”.
- S.J.Res. 271 (101st): A joint resolution to designate July 10, 1990 as “Wyoming Centennial Day”.
- S.J.Res. 313 (100th): A joint resolution designating May 1988 as “Take Pride in America Month”.
- S.J.Res. 190 (100th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating June 6-12, 1988 as “National Fishing Week”.
- S. 2202 (100th): Recreation and Public Purposes Amendment Act of 1988
- S.J.Res. 18 (100th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue a proclamation designating June 1 through June 7, 1987 as “National Fishing Week”.
- S. 2266 (99th): National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986
Does 13 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).
Wallop sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Taxation (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Law (9%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)
Some of Wallop’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2568 (103rd): Public Land Emancipation and Management Improvement Act
- S. 2566 (103rd): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to restore ...
- S. 2523 (103rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit ...
- S. 2521 (103rd): Regulatory Flexibility Amendments Act of 1994
- S.Res. 251 (103rd): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding human rights violations ...
- S. 2229 (103rd): Tax Rebate to Fight Crime Act
- S. 1698 (103rd): Rural Community Bank Paperwork Relief Act of 1993
From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, Wallop missed 620 of 7,289 roll call votes, which is 8.5%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills