Steers was the representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1977 to 1978.
Steers is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Steers sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Steers was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 9352 (95th): A bill for the relief of James William Dibben.
- H.R. 1445 (95th): An Act conferring jurisdiction upon the United States Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of Commander Edward White Rawlins, United States ...
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).
Steers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Steers’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14387 (95th): A bill to amend the Longshoremen’s and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to ...
- H.R. 14388 (95th): A bill to create an additional judicial district in the State of ...
- H.R. 14330 (95th): Equal Opportunity in Federal Employment Act
- H.R. 14356 (95th): A bill to require that the Federal Government pay interest on overdue ...
- H.R. 14280 (95th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 14231 (95th): A bill to authorize Federal agencies to lease space for and otherwise ...
- H.R. 14245 (95th): A bill for the relief of Erlinda and Romulo Cayetano.
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1978, Steers missed 141 of 1,540 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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