Sisisky was the representative for Virginia’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 2001.
Sisisky was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1378 (103rd): To amend title 10, United States Code, with respect to applicability of qualification requirements for certain acquisition positions in the Department of Defense.
- H.R. 3932 (102nd): To improve the operational efficiency of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4726 (100th): A bill to designate the United States Post Office Building located at 700 Main Street in Danville, Virginia, as the “Dan Daniel Post Office Building”.
- H.J.Res. 392 (98th): A joint resolution to designate December 7, 1984 as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” on the occasion of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Does 4 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).
Some of Sisisky’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3215 (106th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow penalty-free distributions …
- H.R. 3527 (105th): To amend the Act entitled “An Act to establish a national military …
- H.R. 2512 (105th): To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation …
- H.R. 2995 (103rd): Paperwork Reduction Act of 1993
- H.R. 1378 (103rd): To amend title 10, United States Code, with respect to applicability of …
- H.R. 3932 (102nd): To improve the operational efficiency of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, …
- H.R. 3754 (102nd): To extend the time for submission of the final statement of community …
From Jan 1983 to Mar 2001, Sisisky missed 349 of 9,509 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2001. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills