Strang was the representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 1986.
Strang is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Strang sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Strang was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2921 (99th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to issue permanent easements for water conveyance systems in order to resolve title claims arising under Acts repealed by ...
- H.R. 3443 (99th): A bill to designate the Closed Basin Conveyance Channel of the Closed Basin Division, San Luis Valley Project, Colorado as the Franklin Eddy Canal.
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).
Strang sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Strang’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5689 (99th): A bill for the relief of Dan V. Iuga.
- H.R. 5633 (99th): A bill to provide for the accelerated repayment of the Grand Valley ...
- H.R. 4472 (99th): Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Complex Establishment Act of 1986
- H.R. 4233 (99th): A bill to provide a process for the Federal government to seek ...
- H.R. 3787 (99th): A bill to amend the Federal Unemployment Tax Act with respect to ...
- H.R. 3443 (99th): A bill to designate the Closed Basin Conveyance Channel of the Closed ...
- H.Res. 246 (99th): A resolution to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to ...
From Jan 1985 to Oct 1986, Strang missed 41 of 890 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills