Coverdell is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2000 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 Coverdell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Coverdell was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1567 (106th): A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 223 Broad Avenue in Albany, Georgia, as the ‘C.B. King United States Courthouse’.
- S.J.Res. 43 (106th): A joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the President of the United States should encourage free and fair elections and respect for democracy in Peru.
- S. 604 (106th): Lake Oconee Land Exchange Act
- S. 109 (106th): A bill to improve protection and management of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the State of Georgia.
- S. 858 (106th): A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 18 Greenville Street in Newnan, Georgia, as the “Lewis R. Morgan Federal Building and ...
- S. 759 (105th): An Act to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to require the Secretary of State to submit an annual report to Congress concerning diplomatic ...
- S. 2344 (105th): Emergency Farm Financial Relief Act
Does 15 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).
Coverdell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Commerce (14%) Law (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Taxation (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)
Some of Coverdell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2776 (106th): Medical Research Investment Act of 2000
- S. 2652 (106th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on machines, and their parts, ...
- S. 2646 (106th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on machines, and their parts, ...
- S. 2664 (106th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on machines used in the ...
- S. 2650 (106th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on machines, and their parts, ...
- S. 2658 (106th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on machines, and their parts, ...
- S. 2662 (106th): A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on machines, and their parts, ...
From Feb 1993 to Jul 2000, Coverdell missed 54 of 2,844 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jul 2000. 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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