Kanjorski was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1985 to 2010.
Kanjorski is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Kanjorski sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Kanjorski was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1718 (104th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 197 South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, as the “Max Rosenn United States Courthouse”.
- H.J.Res. 667 (101st): To designate November 16, 1990, as “National Federation of the Blind Day”.
Does 2 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).
Kanjorski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (27%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Commerce (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Law (7%) Health (6%) Social Welfare (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%)
Some of Kanjorski’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5017 (111th): Rural Housing Preservation and Stabilization Act of 2010
- H.R. 4875 (111th): Medical School Construction Grant Act
- H.Res. 1084 (111th): Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of ...
- H.R. 3890 (111th): Accountability and Transparency in Rating Agencies Act
- H.R. 3817 (111th): Investor Protection Act of 2009
- H.R. 3818 (111th): Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2009
- H.R. 3778 (111th): Medical Education Development Act of 2009
From Jan 1985 to Dec 2010, Kanjorski missed 251 of 15,490 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills