Schroeder was the representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1973 to 1996.
Schroeder is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Schroeder sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Schroeder was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3694 (103rd): Child Abuse Accountability Act
- H.R. 1237 (103rd): National Child Protection Act of 1993
- H.R. 1435 (102nd): Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Act of 1992
- H.R. 25 (101st): Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989
- H.R. 4064 (100th): A bill to amend title 28 of the United States Code to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy judges.
- H.R. 4318 (100th): General Accounting Office Personnel Amendments Act of 1988
- H.R. 3974 (99th): A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to include in the death gratuity payable to survivors of a member of the Armed Forces who dies ...
Does 20 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).
Schroeder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Schroeder’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4217 (104th): Safe Motherhood Act of 1996
- H.Res. 543 (104th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States ...
- H.R. 3748 (104th): Civil Rights Procedures Protection Act of 1996
- H.R. 3704 (104th): To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to apply ...
- H.R. 3682 (104th): Part-Time and Temporary Workers Protection Act of 1996
- H.R. 3115 (104th): Alcohol Ingredient Labeling Act of 1996
- H.R. 3057 (104th): Comstock Cleanup Act of 1996
From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Schroeder missed 496 of 13,012 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills