Snyder is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Snyder sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Snyder was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 8772 (95th): A bill to amend certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 relating to distilled spirits.
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).
Snyder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Snyder’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2213 (99th): Economic Development Administration Termination Act of 1985
- H.R. 4935 (98th): A bill to approve a six-month interstate cost estimate for fiscal year ...
- H.R. 4936 (98th): A bill to apportion certain funds for interstate highway construction for fiscal ...
- H.R. 3774 (98th): A bill providing for an orderly phase-in of the coastwise laws with ...
- H.R. 2381 (98th): A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to exempt from ...
- H.R. 6909 (97th): A bill to establish the grade of commodore in the United States ...
- H.R. 6660 (97th): Fish Restoration Act of 1982
From Jan 1963 to Oct 1986, Snyder missed 547 of 9,576 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills