Our unique analysis of the bills Coverdell sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Coverdell is shown as a purple triangle. (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
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 about one third or more 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%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Taxation (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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: