Read our 2016 Report Card for Salmon.
Salmon is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Salmon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Salmon was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1853 (114th): To direct the President to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2816 (106th): Computer Crime Enforcement Act
Does 2 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).
Salmon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (28%) Education (20%) Environmental Protection (11%) Immigration (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Taxation (8%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%)
Some of Salmon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 955 (114th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the progress of ...
- H.Con.Res. 176 (114th): Honoring in praise and remembrance the extraordinary life, steady leadership, and remarkable, ...
- H.R. 6281 (114th): BANK Act of 2016
- H.R. 5891 (114th): To prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using funds to carry out ...
- H.R. 5890 (114th): Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Initiative Act of 2016
- H.R. 5680 (114th): Increasing Local Autonomy for Shore Protection Act of 2016
- H.R. 5609 (114th): To prohibit any appropriation of funds to the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development ...
From Jan 1995 to Dec 2016, Salmon missed 215 of 6,270 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. 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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