Heckler, a Republican, was the representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district from 1967 to 1982.
Heckler is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Heckler sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Heckler was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 10517 (95th): Federal Employees Part-time Career Employment Act
- H.R. 10518 (95th): Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act
- H.R. 17414 (93rd): Emergency Jobs Act
- H.R. 3758 (93rd): For the relief of Isabel Eugenia Serrane Macias Ferrier.
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 about one third or more 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).
Heckler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Heckler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7148 (97th): Public Benefits Eligibility Verification Act
- H.R. 6930 (97th): National Science and Technology Improvement Act of 1982
- H.Res. 522 (97th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the ...
- H.R. 6746 (97th): A bill to amend the Social Security Act to provide that disability ...
- H.R. 6571 (97th): A bill to require that a representative of small business be appointed ...
- H.J.Res. 491 (97th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning June 7, 1982, as “Azorean ...
- H.R. 6277 (97th): A bill to provide for the replacement of the Brightman Street Bridge, ...
From Jan 1967 to Dec 1982, Heckler missed 849 of 7,549 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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:
- @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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills