Collins is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 Collins sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
Collins was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1121 (106th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 18 Greenville Street in Newnan, Georgia, as the “Lewis R. Morgan Federal Building and United States ...
- H.R. 1316 (105th): To amend chapter 87 of title 5, United States Code, with respect to the order of precedence to be applied in the payment of life insurance benefits.
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).
Collins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (24%) Taxation (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Energy (8%) Social Welfare (7%)
Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5376 (108th): For the relief of Nancy P. Gilbert.
- H.Res. 720 (108th): Expressing the disapproval of the House of Representatives of the Social Security ...
- H.Con.Res. 431 (108th): Urging the Government of Vietnam to provide to the United States all ...
- H.R. 3875 (108th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that qualified ...
- H.R. 3343 (108th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the highest ...
- H.R. 3253 (108th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 120 ...
- H.R. 2866 (108th): Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Charter Act
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2004, Collins missed 364 of 7,080 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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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