Our unique analysis of the bills Burns sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burns is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Burns was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4569 (108th): To provide for the development of a national plan for the control and management of Sudden Oak Death, a tree disease caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytophthora ...
- H.R. 2523 (108th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 125 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia, as the “Tomochichi United States Courthouse”.
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).
Burns sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (19%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Law (12%) Families (12%) Health (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%)
Some of Burns’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5303 (108th): To provide for the establishment of a Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based ...
- H.R. 5215 (108th): Senior Elder Care Relief and Empowerment (SECURE) Act
- H.R. 5044 (108th): Federal Hydroelectric and Environmental Enhancement Act of 2004
- H.R. 5011 (108th): Military Personnel Financial Services Protection Act
- H.R. 4926 (108th): Interstate 3/3rd Infantry Division Highway Initiation Act of 2004
- H.R. 4925 (108th): 14th/14 Amendment Interstate Highway Initiation Act
- H.R. 4841 (108th): Tax Simplification for Americans Act of 2004
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2004, Burns missed 17 of 1,221 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills