Read our 2014 Report Card for Pryor.
Pryor is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2014 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 Pryor sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 12, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Pryor was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 376 (113th): Drought Information Act of 2013
- S. 1403 (113th): Helping Heroes Fly Act
- S. 1367 (113th): Helping Heroes Fly Act
- S. 1244 (113th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
- S. 3410 (112th): A bill to extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006, and for other purposes.
- S. 1449 (112th): Mariah’s Act
- S. 1448 (112th): Consumer Product Safety Flexibility Act of 2011
Does 15 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).
Pryor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Health (18%) Taxation (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (11%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Energy (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of Pryor’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2835 (113th): Storm Shelter Affordability Act of 2014
- S. 2815 (113th): Farmer Flexibility Act of 2014
- S. 2735 (113th): A bill to provide for an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom ...
- S. 2729 (113th): Private Landowner Protection Act of 2014
- S. 2682 (113th): Made in the U.S.A. Act
- S. 2680 (113th): Buy it in America Act
- S. 2681 (113th): Keeping Jobs in America Act
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2014, Pryor missed 54 of 3,816 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. 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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