Our unique analysis of the bills Roukema sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Roukema is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Roukema was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1306 (105th): Riegle-Neal Amendments Act of 1997
- H.R. 5001 (100th): A bill to establish the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission.
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).
Roukema sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (20%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Health (11%) Law (10%) Commerce (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Social Welfare (9%)
Some of Roukema’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5153 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located on ...
- H.R. 4982 (107th): To waive the time limitation specified by law for the award of ...
- H.R. 4447 (107th): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain prepared or preserved artichokes, not ...
- H.R. 4448 (107th): To suspend temporarily the duty on certain prepared or preserved artichokes.
- H.R. 4210 (107th): Working From Poverty to Promise Act of 2002
- H.R. 4157 (107th): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to correct ...
- H.R. 4066 (107th): Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act of 2002
From Jan 1981 to Nov 2002, Roukema missed 806 of 11,242 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills