Our unique analysis of the bills Mansfield sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mansfield is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Mansfield was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3556 (94th): An Act for the relief of Marciano Santiago and his wife, Eleanaor L. Santiago.
- S. 1699 (94th): A bill for the relief of Mrs. Hope Namgyal.
- S. 2667 (94th): A bill to extend the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973.
- S. 1357 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Mary Red Head.
- S.J.Res. 260 (93rd): A joint resolution relative to the convening of the first session of the Ninety-fourth Congress.
- S. 2835 (93rd): A bill to rename the first Civilian Conservation Corps Center located near Franklin, NC, and the Cross Timbers National Grasslands in Texas in honor of former President ...
- S. 3304 (93rd): A bill to authorize the Secretary of State or such officer as he may designate to conclude an agreement with the People’s Republic of China for indemnification ...
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).
Mansfield sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Mansfield’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 546 (94th): A resolution relating to the consideration of S. 3800.
- S. 3800 (94th): Victims of Crime Act
- S.Res. 534 (94th): A resolution providing for equal employment opportunities in the Senate.
- S.Res. 525 (94th): Designation of the Philip A. Hart Office Building.
- S.Res. 523 (94th): A resolution authorizing Senate study of U.S. security and foreign policy matters.
- S.Res. 518 (94th): A resolution expressing sympathy and support to Republic of the Philippines.
- S. 3746 (94th): A bill to amend section 11 of the Interstate Commerce Act to ...
From Jan 1953 to Oct 1976, Mansfield missed 1,155 of 7,342 roll call votes, which is 15.7%. This is worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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