Our unique analysis of the bills Hatfield sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hatfield is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Hatfield was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Some of Hatfield’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3336 (95th): Contract Services for Drug Dependent Federal Offenders Act
- S.J.Res. 142 (95th): A joint resolution to authorize and direct the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial ...
- S.Res. 465 (95th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to mutual ...
- S. 2746 (95th): A bill to maintain in effect for 1978 and succeeding years the ...
- S. 2714 (95th): Emergency Wheat Farmers’ Income Act
From Jan 1978 to Oct 1978, Hatfield missed 105 of 519 roll call votes, which is 20.2%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills