Siljander was the representative for Michigan’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1986.
Siljander 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Siljander sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Siljander sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (26%) Health (14%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)
Some of Siljander’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5000 (99th): Child Protection Act of 1986
- H.J.Res. 592 (99th): A joint resolution prohibiting the proposed sale of integrated avionics system kits …
- H.J.Res. 593 (99th): A joint resolution prohibiting the proposed sale of integrated avionics system kits …
- H.R. 4157 (99th): Child Abuse Victims Rights Act of 1986
- H.R. 4051 (99th): Emergency Great Lakes Level Reduction Act
- H.R. 3766 (99th): A bill to require a treaty for any relinquishing to any country …
- H.R. 3609 (99th): A bill to authorize the furnishing of military assistance to the National …
From Apr 1981 to Oct 1986, Siljander missed 314 of 2,590 roll call votes, which is 12.1%. This is much worse than 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills