Our unique analysis of the bills Cook sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cook is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Cook was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3355 (93rd): An Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act to extend for three fiscal years the authorizations of appropriations for the administration and enforcement of that Act.
- S. 1115 (93rd): Narcotic Addict Treatment Act
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).
Cook sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (17%) Energy (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Sports and Recreation (9%)
Some of Cook’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4107 (93rd): Red River Gorge National Park Act
- S. 3861 (93rd): A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act in order to give ...
- S.Con.Res. 102 (93rd): Resolution relating to regulatory requirements on distilled spirits and wine.
- S. 3735 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Doctor Benedicto Principe and his wife, ...
- S. 3627 (93rd): A bill to prohibit foreign assistance to India until India becomes a ...
- S. 3590 (93rd): A bill to provide for judicial service by certain justices or judges ...
- S. 3501 (93rd): Consumer Claims Court Act
From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Cook missed 483 of 2,759 roll call votes, which is 17.5%. This is worse than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. 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
- 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