Henry is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Henry sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Henry was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 131 (102nd): Commending the Peace Corps and the current and former Peace Corps volunteers on the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Peace Corps.
- H.J.Res. 400 (101st): Designating October 27, 1989, as “National Hostage Awareness Day”.
- H.J.Res. 305 (99th): A joint resolution to recognize both Peace Corps volunteers and Peace Corps on the agency’s 25th anniversary, 1985-1986.
Does 3 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).
Henry sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (29%) Taxation (24%) Health (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Commerce (6%)
Some of Henry’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 514 (103rd): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for ...
- H.R. 6101 (102nd): Worker Protection Warnings Act of 1992
- H.R. 4914 (102nd): Strategic Manufacturing Alliance Act of 1992
- H.R. 4787 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit penalty-free withdrawals ...
- H.R. 4595 (102nd): American Math and Science Student Support Act
- H.R. 4417 (102nd): Department of Manufacturing and Commerce Act of 1992
- H.R. 3044 (102nd): Defense Manufacturing Engineering Education Act of 1991
From Jan 1985 to Jul 1993, Henry missed 456 of 4,052 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1993. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills