Our unique analysis of the bills Reid sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Reid is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Reid sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (22%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Families (6%) International Affairs (6%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Reid’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17241 (93rd): A bill to amend the National Foundation on the Arts and the ...
- H.Res. 1303 (93rd): Resolution to affirm support of U.S. foreign policies.
- H.Res. 1300 (93rd): Resolution affirming support of U.S. foreign policies,
- H.Con.Res. 512 (93rd): Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States endorses ...
- H.R. 14817 (93rd): A bill to prohibit law enforcement authorities for entering into any understanding ...
- H.R. 14818 (93rd): A bill to prohibit law enforcement authorities from entering into any understanding ...
- H.R. 14477 (93rd): A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to ...
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From Jan 1963 to Dec 1974, Reid missed 836 of 3,272 roll call votes, which is 25.6%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills